Sunday, 5 October 2014

Have Questions~Have Answers #24- Is there ever enough time?


I was going to call this article, 'Why is there never enough time?' but some people seem to do so much they leave the rest of us wondering- how?

I am not super woman and having been smitten with a bug and out of operation for 3 evenings & 2 whole days, leaving me feeling 'lazy.' That's a significant amount of time which cannot be recovered, so a week later instead of midweek, I'm posting a new blog.  This is frustrating and the bigger picture has also shifted slightly since starting to work on 'The Chill Out Zone,' my weekly radio show co-hosted with DJ Freestyle. There are other calls on my time too so fitting it all in has become very challenging. Once we have more demands on our time we start to realise how precious time truly is.

What do you need to fit into your week and how do you go about it? There is usually a mixture of work, self- time (relaxation, hobbies,) family/partner time including meals out etc and other important commitments. Those of us who have good heads for business know how important it is to create a schedule in order to cover everything- personally I haven't cracked this one but need to make more effort! If you just set a couple of targets for the week or start your day at a set time, possibly earlier, things may fall into place better. Knowing what you wish to achieve creates motivation and a desire to fulfill your aims.

Stamina is important. Some people almost work around the clock however these are exceptions not the rule- can be a great guilt inducer however! The thing is we are individuals and need to respect our own bodies, including our individual time clock, by introducing a manageable work load, manageable stress load and so forth. We work with what we have and maybe would benefit from juggling it a little better. I have found recently that I'm more productive when working with the radio playing than the TV. Musicality creates good vibes if you tune into good music which is positive overall. For some reason TV shows seem to drain energy- except Keith Lemon as I mentioned last week but you can't laugh & work!

In reality, if you are short of time you may well have taken on too much or not learnt the art of delegation and trust. Very often people are willing to help us if we allow them to do so. Finding people who can do the parts of a project that you find difficult is also helpful and often people will help you in exchange for your skills if cash is tight.

Once we stop to look at how we use our time we will probably be able to see where we misuse it. Yes there are times when we are exhausted and need to take time out, but if you work well most days this will not have a huge effect overall and will help re-tune your inner engine. If you have a high energy day, be extra productive- that's the purpose of such times. If you feel like flying then fly!!

Rememeber- we don't know the truth about time. It is a natural resource that flows endlessly, being a monumental universal resource. In order to understand/facilitate it, time has been divided into man made chunks. This is our baseline in the real world and without global understanding all the markets in the world would crash- hence we do not war over who has the correct time! Time can seem to last forever or be over in a flash dependent on our state of mind- at the time! What we need is to make it work for us and enjoy a balanced life. If you can achieve that, you can achieve almost anything. Use your time to live life & love life to the max.

Jaz McKenzie

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