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9 Ways to Get More Out of Your Day

Time to Ignore the Hourglass

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  • One day I had a list of things to do for several other adult people or group when I got off work. I was so stress that I went down to the trail and walked for two and a half hours, listening to some jazz. It felt so good to not do anything for anyone but myself. I have never let myself get into that position again. Me first! - 12/27/2010 9:54:20 AM
  • As a variation of "do the yucky stuff first", how about savor the good stuff: feel and experience each instant. Be sure to treat it differently from all of the "have to dos" that we tackle. - 12/27/2010 5:51:10 AM
  • LISAIXOYE
    Time is the only truly limited commodity... we can never retrieve or reuse a single second of our lives, that is why how we live is SO INCREDIBLY important. Some of the points here are simple YES, however I had to ask myself... If I know it - am I doing it? - 12/24/2010 12:57:16 PM
  • You say to "set aside a certain amount of time each day just to do what you want to do. How about 1 hour each day?"

    I disagree. I have been working on reversing my lifelong selfless martyrdom for a while and so far Iíve come to the following:
    * Set aside the ENTIRE day to do what I want to do, say, or create.
    * Put aside an hour a day to do the other stuff like paying bills, etc.
    * Be grateful that I can do so.
    - 12/6/2010 2:32:26 PM
  • I also never seem to have enough time. As a result of trying to get everything done, sleep looses out. - 12/6/2010 10:09:31 AM
  • This article is great - most of the points are obvious ones but I guess that is why I have difficulty keeping to them! I am going to delegate more and to save at least 30 mins a day for myself, not to think/do anything for anyone else, just for me. Wish me luck. - 12/6/2010 8:24:09 AM
  • I think things would be much simpler and families would be much stronger if we just go back to when things closed at five or six in the evening. And pretty much everything is closed on Sunday. I am a relatively young person so I have not experienced this but I sure would love to! May sound silly but if we do this then we will all have much more quality time to spend with our children, spouses, and whoever. It is a bit old fashioned but think about it, when this was the case, families were so much stronger, our children better behaved, and life in general was happier. - 12/6/2010 2:20:03 AM
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  • What I need to learn is saying no firmly but the action not get backfired (such as people start to make snide comments, people think you're too arrogant, etc etc) - 9/9/2010 9:43:41 PM
  • Look at each day as a container into which you put chunks of time. I am in the process of learning how to make a time map -- so that I don't try to fit too many "chunks" into the container. That visual was so helpful to me! - 8/6/2010 11:25:53 PM
  • For me, the change came when I realized that "I didn't have time for ...." really meant "I didn't make ... a priority". No I just have to remember to make ME a priority also. - 6/30/2010 10:58:26 AM
  • I have set my motto for the year as "Time For Change" which includes time for me. I have set 1 hr a day for exercise and 30 minutes in the evening to journal. Journaling has helped to keep me on track. I feel more balanced and in tune with myself. - 6/15/2010 11:54:38 AM
  • I agree with setting a time aside once a week for myself. Haven't done that in long time. - 11/13/2009 11:01:18 AM
  • LEGALGIRL46
    Brinis-did you read the part that said "Are the thing's you feel you have to do really neccessary"? Not to be critical, but is the only job available the one that requires you to drive 100 miles to work? It sounds like if you don't start cutting back somewhere, that you may develop stress related health problems. I know for sure that happened to me when I was recently working full-time, going to school at night, and taking care of a 10 year old as well as a house. The only way I was able to get throught it was by knowing that the end was in sight. Maybe you would feel better if you thought there could be another option for you sometime in the future. Don't know what else to say except try to hang in there, and whenever you get a free minute, just try to take a few deep breaths and concentrate on something pleasant. You CAN'T do it all! - 10/16/2009 6:18:08 PM
  • LEGALGIRL46
    Brinis-did you read the part that said "Are the thing's you feel you have to do really neccessary"? Not to be critical, but is the only job available the one that requires you to drive 100 miles to work? It sounds like if you don't start cutting back somewhere, that you may develop stress related health problems. I know for sure that happened to me when I was recently working full-time, going to school at night, and taking care of a 10 year old as well as a house. The only way I was able to get throught it was by knowing that the end was in sight. Maybe you would feel better if you thought there could be another option for you sometime in the future. Don't know what else to say except try to hang in there, and whenever you get a free minute, just try to take a few deep breaths and concentrate on something pleasant. You CAN'T do it all! - 10/16/2009 6:16:34 PM

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