Do you always find yourself asking for more hours in a day? We get 24 hours in a day but do you sometimes feel that 24 hours are not enough to do all the things you have to do? Rushing and chasing time affect your stress level – but don't worry, cause it doesn't have to be that way. In this video, we flip through the pages of my book, Take Back Your Weekends and stumble in the topic of time freedom. Watch the video to learn how you can earn more time for yourself.
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Time freedom when you find a couple of minutes for yourself without feeling any guilt that you’re not doing anything – why? Because there’s nothing else you should do but what you want to do. Most of the time, professionals and entrepreneurs are looking for an hour or two of time freedom.
How we spend our time directly correlates to our stress levels and level of happiness. Less stress means more joy, more stress means more anxiety, frustration, thus – less happiness.
In order to stress less and be happier, we need to be strategic about how we do with our time. So, if you find yourself always stressing and wanting more time for yourself, the best way to go about it is to use the problem-solving framework.
The first thing we have to do is to get crystal clear with what’s going on. Looking at your days, ask yourself:
The next step is a two-part process. The first is to check:
The second piece of this step is asking these questions:
Using the the answers from situational awareness and self awareness, you can go to solution activation. Have a strategy on addressing your stress. What are the things you need to change? Which tasks can you delete or delegate? What are the things or who are the people that you need to cut off?
Most of the time, you can find a pattern for your stress – and it could be determined using the problem-solving framework. You see, the trouble with our patterns is that if we’re not in growth mode, we will never be happy.
If you want to go even further with these concepts, I offer speaking and coaching programs, just schedule a call. Or, you can also register to the full Take Back Your Weekends online course.