Wasting Time With Micro Timewasters

Wasting Time With Micro Timewasters

Wasting Time With Micro Timewasters

We notice how and when we waste time on a large scale. We notice that we spent an hour on social media or that we watched TV for three hours. However, these aren’t the only ways we waste time. We waste time in dozens of ways each day. Wasting Time With Micro Timewasters

Many of this time wasters aren’t always obvious, but the time can really add up over the course of a day, a week, or a decade.

Don’t let your time just be frittered away! Imagine how much you could accomplish in that time! What could you do that really matters to you? Wasting Time With Micro Timewasters

Guard your time from the micro timewasters with these strategies:

1. Have a phone charger with you. How many times in a week do you need a phone charger and have to go into the other room to fetch it? Have multiple chargers and keep them handy in the locations you spend the most time.

> It’s not just the time it takes to get the charger. It’s the disruption to your thoughts and workflow. Plus, once you leave the room to locate your charger, who knows what else will grab your attention along the way. Wasting Time With Micro Timewasters

2. Internet speed. How much time do you spend waiting for a web page to load? Or a movie to stream? You might not think you’re waiting for very long, but it all adds up. If your internet is noticeably slow, your time is being wasted.

3. Checking e-mail. It just takes 10 seconds to check email, right? Hardly. That quick look alters your concentration, and there’s no telling how far down the rabbit hole you’re going to go. Wasting Time With Micro Timewasters

> You might open three emails, respond to one one them, and then remember that you have another email to answer.

> What if the email is a link to a video of a cat chasing a dog?

> There’s no telling when you’ll get back on track.

4. Beverages. How many times do you get up from your desk to get a drink? However many times it is, it’s too many. Keep a beverage handy when you’re working. Take a sip and get back to work. Wasting Time With Micro Timewasters

5. Snacks. Keep something healthy available. If you have to go to the vending machine for a snack, you can’t be sure who you’ll run into or how long you’ll be gone.

6. Get gas for your car on the weekend. You don’t want to be rushed on Tuesday morning and realize that your car needs gas on the way to work. Plan ahead. Wasting Time With Micro Timewasters

7. Meals. We spend a lot of time thinking about meals, planning meals, buying food, cleaning dishes. If you have to stop on the way to work for breakfast, go out for lunch, and then pick up something at the store for dinner, you’re wasting a lot of time.

> Go to the store once a week, at most.

> Have food that can be prepared quickly and easily and doesn’t require multiple pots and pans to prepare it.

8. Looking for “lost” things. This could be your keys, purse, wallet, a pen, your shoes, jacket, umbrella, or anything else you’ve temporarily misplaced. Keep the essentials in a particular place. Wasting Time With Micro Timewasters

> For example, don’t ever put your car keys anywhere but in the decorative bowl by the front door. Your pen should be on your desk. Your shoes should be where your shoes belong if they’re not on your feet.

After you’ve eliminated the big wasters of time in your life, start looking at the tiny wasters of time. You’ll quickly realize that the impact on your life isn’t so tiny.

Every disruption has a greater impact than just the amount of time the disruption robs from you. Consider the loss of focus and momentum. It takes time to get back on track mentally after you’ve scoured the house or your workplace for a pencil. Wasting Time With Micro Timewasters

Guard your time with your life – the life you really desire!

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Affirmation: I take one step at a time

Affirmation: I take one step at a time

Check out this week’s affirmation: I take one step at a time

We have all heard that we need to just take one step at a time. Focus on the next task in hand, take each day as it comes etc etc. But I want to highlight how important this really is and how we need to do just that. Affirmation: I take one step at a time

When you start something new, you can’t do everything all at once and then expect the journey to be over, we do one thing at a time. If you want to start going to the gym you can’t do all of your week’s workout in one session.

Don’t measure your success on what you have achieved, measure it on what steps you have taken towards your goal. If you were to take a step each day, at the end of each day you can be proud that you moved one step closer to your goal.

Be proud of those little achievements and then be even more prouder when you can look back and see how all those small actions added up into this amazing outcome. Affirmation: I take one step at a time

If we didn’t praise ourselves along our journey then we would lose all motivation before we even got close to our goals. We need to make sure we are giving ourselves a pat on the back each time we achieve something, anything.

I take one step at a time. Affirmation: I take one step at a time

A slow and steady approach keeps me happy and fulfilled.

I break big projects down into smaller tasks. I find a starting point. I identify one thing I can do now. I build momentum that carries me forward.

I set short term goals and celebrate my progress. I give myself something to strive for each day. I stay motivated even when my final destination is far away. I notice how my efforts pay off. I give myself credit for my strengths and accomplishments. My confidence grows.

I make small changes that add up to a big difference in the quality of my life.

I reduce stress by striking one low priority task off my to do list or spending a few moments each afternoon doing breathing exercises. Affirmation: I take one step at a time

I lose weight by skipping dessert or drinking water instead of sweetened beverages. I prepare lunch at home instead of ordering takeout. I put skim milk in my coffee rather than cream.

I develop closer relationships by scheduling standing dates for coffee with friends or initiating deep conversations with my partner.

I increase my job satisfaction by joining a committee at work or decorating my cubicle. I practice sharing constructive feedback or listening attentively.

I build financial security by saving some money out of each paycheck or cutting back on spending for entertainment and clothing. Affirmation: I take one step at a time

Today, I succeed by being patient and persevering. I turn my life around with one small victory at a time.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. What happens when I try to push myself too hard?

2. How can I remind myself to slow down?

3. What is one challenge I want to focus on today?

Affirmation: I take one step at a time

Affirmation: I take one step at a time

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Change Your Life by Implementing These New Habits

Change Your Life by Implementing These New Habits

Change Your Life by Implementing These New Habits

“The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” – John C. Maxwell

What is the first thing you do after you wake up in the morning? Maybe you check your phone, or you get out of bed to brush your teeth. Whatever it is, you might not think twice about it. Change Your Life by Implementing These New Habits

Habits are learned behaviors that become a part of your routine over time. They can be subconscious. And habits are not always good.

Yet some of the most successful people attribute their success to their routine. Those people took time to integrate good habits into their life. Change Your Life by Implementing These New Habits

To change your life, you can change your habits. Habits do not have to be large changes in order to have an impact. You can also integrate small, good habits into your routine.

These habits might seem small or insignificant, but they can carry into your life in unexpected ways. Change Your Life by Implementing These New Habits

Implement these habits into your routine to change your life:

1. Make your bed. Starting your day by making your bed is one of the simplest habits to integrate into your daily routine. You reward yourself by starting the day off with an easy win. Change Your Life by Implementing These New Habits

> That simple accomplishment can subconsciously act as a domino effect as you generate other wins throughout your day.

2. Set an intention. At the beginning of your day, set an intention. You can also set intentions for the week, month or year. Setting intentions regularly guides you with a reminder of how you want to live each day.

3. Practice gratitude. Studies have shown that when we practice gratitude, our brains release dopamine. Gratitude helps shift your mind to positive thoughts, which can help you feel more positive. Change Your Life by Implementing These New Habits

> At the end of the day, write down three things you are grateful for to build your gratitude habit.

4. Exercise. When you exercise, your body releases chemicals that relieve stress and spark euphoria. In addition to being a natural antidepressant, exercise also builds your confidence. To build your confidence and happiness, make it a habit to exercise each day.

5. Express gratitude to others. When you express gratitude towards others, you strengthen the connection you have with them. Change Your Life by Implementing These New Habits

> Write a thank you letter to a mentor who has guided you in the past or to someone who made an impact on your life.

> After you spend time with someone, send them a message thanking them for their time and include one specific thing you loved about that time.

6. Read. Just like exercise builds your physical muscles, reading builds your brain’s muscles. Reading consistently builds your ability to focus, concentrate, and remember things.

7. Switch to positive language. Practice using positive language, from your self-talk to the things you say to others. Change Your Life by Implementing These New Habits

> Say, “Thank you for your patience,” instead of, “Sorry for the wait.”

> Pay attention to the negative things you say to yourself. Would you speak that way to a friend? Speak to yourself more positively too!

8. Take the stairs. In a digital age where most of us are tied to our computers, choose the option that gets you moving! Take the stairs instead of the elevator. When you need to run an errand, walk or bicycle to the shop. Change Your Life by Implementing These New Habits

Follow these tips to successfully implement new habits:

1. Make each habit timely. For example, “make my bed daily” or “express gratitude to someone else once per week.”

2. Avoid long breaks when building a new habit. If you have a habit you want to do daily and you miss one day, do your best not to let yourself miss two days.

3. Be compassionate with yourself. If you forget to exercise one day, avoid beating yourself up! Learn to be compassionate and understanding of yourself.

4. Find an accountability buddy. You are more likely to stick to your habits if you have someone holding you accountable. Find someone to hold you accountable or support you throughout your journey! Change Your Life by Implementing These New Habits

5. Reward yourself. Rewarding yourself as you hit milestones will help you enjoy the process.

You don’t have to make drastic changes – like starting a new career – to change your life. The small changes habits have in your routine can make a huge impact!

Change Your Life by Implementing These New Habits

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Why You Procrastinate and How to Overcome It

Why You Procrastinate and How to Overcome It

You procrastinate because the thought of taking a certain action makes you feel bad. There are lots of actions that give us that “Ugh” feeling when we even think about doing them. The unpleasant action could be going to the gym, doing your taxes, making an unpleasant phone call, or scrubbing the toilet. Why You Procrastinate and How to Overcome It

So, procrastination isn’t really an issue of laziness. It’s an emotional issue. Your brain predicts that you’re going to experience a negative emotion and does its best to help you avoid it.

However, you don’t have to allow your emotions to guide you. They’re merely suggestions you can choose to follow or reject. It’s not easy to take an action that feels uncomfortable, but it can be done. Why You Procrastinate and How to Overcome It

Even if you procrastinate, you’ll eventually feel even worse about not taking the appropriate action! Why not save yourself some time and drama and just do it now?

Sometimes it’s okay to procrastinate, but there are other times that it would be best to take action immediately. Why You Procrastinate and How to Overcome It

So, what can you do to mitigate procrastination?

Try these tips to overcome procrastination:

1. Focus on the physical sensation. When you think about doing the thing you don’t want to do, it creates a feeling in your body. Notice where you feel that negative sensation. How would you describe it? Why You Procrastinate and How to Overcome It

> Focus on the area of your body where you feel the sensation and see what happens to that physical sensation. See how long that feeling lasts.

> Once you see how this feeling dissipates in a short time, it will be easier to handle it or even disregard it in the future. Why You Procrastinate and How to Overcome It

2. Find an easier way to do the task. Maybe there’s a better or easier way to do what needs to be done. Some tasks are just so big they’re intimidating to even consider. Why You Procrastinate and How to Overcome It

> Can you do a little each day until it’s done?
> Is there a special tool you can rent?
> Rent a dumpster?
> Hire someone else to do it?

3. Promise yourself a reward after the task is complete. Maybe all you need is an ice cream cone, a massage, or a new book to inspire you to get busy and take action. A reward can be a powerful motivator.

4. Think of how great you’ll feel after completing the task. There are few feelings better than completing a dreaded task. It’s such a relief to put it behind you. Why You Procrastinate and How to Overcome It

> Instead of focusing on how awful it will be to do it, focus on how awesome you’ll feel when it’s done.

5. Start small. Plan to work on it for just five minutes. Promise yourself that’s all you have to do and then you’ll give yourself a break. You might find that it’s easy to continue after you get started.

> Getting started can be the most challenging part of accomplishing just about anything.

6. Get help. Do you know someone that can help you? Having some company can make unpleasant tasks more tolerable. Find a friend to help, and you’ll get done twice as fast. Better yet, find five friends and make a party out of it! Unpleasant tasks are less miserable when you have company. Why You Procrastinate and How to Overcome It

7. Be tough. There are some tasks that simply have to be done even if you don’t want to do them. Summon your inner gladiator and overcome your resistance. Just get it done.

Everyone has the urge to procrastinate. One thing that separates successful people from the masses is the ability to overcome this urge.

We procrastinate because the thought of doing the task is unpleasant. There are ways to minimize the discomfort of performing a task. Seek out these ways. Why You Procrastinate and How to Overcome It

Focus on the benefits of taking action, get your work done, and give yourself a little reward. You’ll feel great when it’s over. Why You Procrastinate and How to Overcome It

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Affirmation: I remain calm and present.

Affirmation: I remain calm and present.

Check out this week’s affirmation: I remain calm and present. Affirmation: I remain calm and present.

Have you ever heard the saying “don’t let the future steal your present?” This statement is very powerful. Many of us could benefit from following this mantra as it teaches the importance of mindfulness.

If you have never heard of mindfulness before, it is the practice of being present in the moment (it is also the core of meditation practices and something one must master in order to become truly skilled at meditation). Affirmation: I remain calm and present.

By being present in the moment (and savoring the time leading up to it), you obtain a higher level of satisfaction, allow yourself to have a better experience, and feel more fulfilled as the event has not come and gone as quickly.

I remain calm and present. Affirmation: I remain calm and present.

In this world of distraction and chaos, I remain calm and present. I am grateful that I have learned how to keep my mind clear. I am proud of myself for removing excess distractions from my life.

I have learned how to calm down whenever I need to. Being present is my norm. When I remain calm and present, my world calms down around me.

I have learned to accept situations as they are. I am okay with just going with the flow. Affirmation: I remain calm and present.

With this greater perspective, my life is much smoother. I have less worrisome thoughts of the future as I stay in the present moment.

I start to enjoy the present moment.

I look for ways to enjoy the present moment even more. I notice the hue of the blue sky. I listen to the sounds of the birds. I feel the breeze on my face. All is well in my world.

Now that I am calm and present, others enjoy being with me more. I can be myself. I am more authentic. I am more grounded. Affirmation: I remain calm and present.

I am grateful that I am a stable source of energy for others.

I also enjoy being myself. Now that I have reduced the chatter in my head, my head has more head room. I have space to create new ideas. I have space to listen to my inner guidance that speaks with a still, small voice. Affirmation: I remain calm and present.

Today, I am calm. I am present. I am at peace.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. What do I need to do to create more peace in my life?

2. What will bring greater calm to my life?

3. What helps me to be more present?

Affirmation: I remain calm and present.

Affirmation: I remain calm and present.

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6 Ways That Billionaires Think Differently Than the Rest of Us

6 Ways That Billionaires Think Differently Than the Rest of Us

Are billionaires unusual creatures that are born different from the rest of us? Maybe. Maybe not. It doesn’t really matter. 6 Ways That Billionaires Think Differently Than the Rest of Us
What’s important is that billionaires have a different approach to the world that we can all learn from. People that have different results do things differently. And they do things differently because they think differently.
You might not be cut out to be a billionaire, but you can be much more financially successful than you’ve been demonstrating so far. Maybe all you need to do is to start thinking like a billionaire! 6 Ways That Billionaires Think Differently Than the Rest of Us
See how a billionaire thinks differently than most of us:

1. Billionaires have a long-term perspective. Most people are focused on surviving another week or planning their weekend. It’s a short-term perspective that never results in anything in the long-term.

> A billionaire is making decisions and taking action for objectives that are often 10 years or more into the future.

> A regular person might have to scramble to survive in the short-term, but there’s no reason why he can’t spend some of his time working toward something that will make his life better five years from now. However, very few do.

2. Billionaires value time over money. For a billionaire, money isn’t really a thing anymore. Buying a $200,000 car is irrelevant when you make $10 million a month. Billionaires value time. That’s why they often have drivers, charter planes, and assistants. 6 Ways That Billionaires Think Differently Than the Rest of Us

> Conversely, many of us are willing to sacrifice too much time in order to save money. Sometimes this is necessary, but many people take it too far. As much as possible, use your time for a higher purpose.

3. Billionaires delegate. You can’t make a billion dollars all on your own. Many entrepreneurs struggle to grow beyond a certain level. It’s often because they won’t utilize other people to do the work.

> It’s better to make 1% from the efforts of 1,000 people than to make 100% from just your own effort. 6 Ways That Billionaires Think Differently Than the Rest of Us

> Delegate as much as you can. Always be looking for more valuable ways to spend your time.

4. Billionaires focus on making more money, rather than saving. The typical financial guru touts cutting expenses to the bone and saving as much as possible. That’s fine if you want to sacrifice today to be wealthy in 40 years when you retire. 6 Ways That Billionaires Think Differently Than the Rest of Us

> However, it’s difficult to save a lot of money each month unless you make a lot of money.

> Many billionaires are relatively tight with their money, but they primarily focus on making more money each year.

> Save your money but put attention on boosting your income.

5. Billionaires have big goals. Billionaires aren’t aiming for a six-figure salary, a Corvette, or week in Rome. Their goals are more along the lines of taking over the telecommunications industry or owning a million acres of farmland. You can’t achieve big things without big goals. 6 Ways That Billionaires Think Differently Than the Rest of Us

6. Most billionaires like to work more than anything else. Some people look at billionaires and wonder what’s wrong with them.

> “Don’t they already have more money than they can ever spend?”

> “Why don’t they travel, spend time with friends, or learn to play the piano?”

> “I could find something better to do than just work if I were wealthy.”

> What most people fail to realize is that really successful people love to work. That’s part of the reason they are so successful. 6 Ways That Billionaires Think Differently Than the Rest of Us

> A billionaire isn’t always obsessed with the idea of stockpiling more money – they just enjoy seeing improvement and progress in their life more than they enjoy doing anything else.

How does your way of thinking compare to that of a billionaire? Which of the ideas above can you incorporate into your own thinking? 6 Ways That Billionaires Think Differently Than the Rest of Us
You don’t have to be worth a billion dollars to think like a billionaire. And thinking like one can prove to be quite lucrative!
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