It's a challenge most experience each and every day.
"There's just never enough time to get everything done"
Let's break it down.
Studies have shown that here in the UK, those commuting to their place of work equates to more than 3 days a year in travel time and that's excluding delays, cancellations and other traffic issues.
Then at work, just over 300 emails a week arrive into your inbox that distract or require immediate action - often eating into more than 11 hours a week just on email.
Combine that with attending meetings - more than 10 hours a week can be spent sitting in meetings.
Doing your job? The to-do list of tasks that require your time and attention get pushed into time later in the day, either at home in the evening or staying in the office late.
This has become the new norm that most battle with each day. As for a lunch break? Forget that, most individuals are lucky to grab a quick bite at their desk in between meetings and other work activities.
As work and the commute pinches on your time during the day, this then makes a smaller window for your personal life; taking care of and spending time with loved ones, getting something to eat, sorting out personal errands, housework and then trying to squeeze whatever time you have left for you into the remainder of the day.
And it starts all over again the next day.
It can leave you stressed, exhausted and anxious - and those feelings aren't good for you or anyone around you.
Can you relate to this right now?
If so, I encourage you to try this.
Ask yourself these 3 key questions:-
1. How am I spending my 24 hours each day?
2. How do I want to feel each day?
3. What difference can I start to make to my day?
Capture these answers onto paper and be as detailed and specific as you want to. The idea of this exercise is to focus on where your time is being spent each day and the difference you want to make - you may want to try this out over a few days.
These answers are really going to shine light on how you move forward, but most importantly how you want to feel each day.
You don't need me to remind you that time is soooo precious - so let's make every second of that beautiful life of yours count and bring joy back into your everyday life.
Now, I'd love to hear from you.
What insight have you discovered in your answers to these 3 questions and how are you going to take this forward?
Leave a comment below and let me know.