We all have the same 24-hour day and the same length of a weekend. We also have lots to do and not enough hours in the day to do it all. Or so we think!
The good news is that we can create more free time in our lives. Yes there is a way with asking ourselves the right questions.
“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” – Tony Robbins.
These questions can help free you up some time:
- What are my greatest distractions? The most common distractions and time wasters are often electronic in nature. Ever played with your phone for far too long and wondered how in the world time flew by?
- Am I making the best use of the free time I already have available? Consider both the small blocks of time you have available throughout the day and the larger segments of time that you have free.
- Phone V Reading book // Watching a film V Watching a documentary
- Are you using your time in the car as productively as possible? You could use the time to make phone calls or listen to educational programs. LEVERAGE your FREE TIME!
- What are the greatest distractions I have at work? You can turn off the ringer on your phone. Think of the distractions you face and create solutions.
- What are my priorities? Make a list! You can’t focus your time if you’re unaware of your priorities.
- What are the non-compulsory activities in my life? Make a list of everything you do in your life that’s optional – from watching TV to playing cards on the weekends. Which of those activities are you willing to give up to create more space in your life?
- How can I simplify my life?g. Technology is meant to speed things up to help us be more productive!
- What would I do if I had more free time? How would you spend that time? With whom would you spend it?
Decide what is most important to you. Identify how you’re using your time unproductively. Ask yourself important questions that will allow you to make meaningful changes. Free up your time for your priorities and I promise you, you’ll be much, much happier in the long run!