All of us aspire for a better work-life balance, to have a fulfilling career and spend precious time with our friends and family. Time management is a powerful tool; by knowing what to do, you will master the “How To” of good time management techniques and be able to free up time to do the things you love.
Here are some time-tested tips for managing your time that will help you to achieve a work-life balance and improve your quality of life.
1) Use The Power Of Positive Affirmations
Positive affirmations, or positive self-talk, are commands that you pass from your conscious mind to your subconscious mind, that you either say out loud or to yourself, with emotion and enthusiasm to drive the words into your subconscious mind. It has been a hot topic in society as it soon becomes a spiritual revolution where more people are practicing meditation and relaxation.
Positive affirmations sound like instructing yourself to follow new operating instructions, you can repeat positive affirmations over and over to turn it into a habit. Over time, this process will be instantaneous and you can easily motivate yourself or get yourself into a state of focus to get things done quickly. While it might sound like pseudoscience, even encouraging yourself once a day will help you feel much better about yourself and feel more motivated. This equates to minutes of self-doubt or uncertainty saved.
By incorporating positive affirmations, it will transmit into your subconscious mind and then your body motion ( external behaviors) will start to reflect your mind ( internal programming ).
“An affirmation is really anything you say or think. A lot of what we normally say and think is quite negative and doesn’t create good experiences for us. We have to retrain our thinking and speaking into positive patterns if we want to change our lives.”- Louise Hay
2) Visualize Your Daily Goal
Visualization is mental practice to picture the same regions of the brain are stimulated as when we perform it and the same neural network is created as real pictures appear in our minds.
Mental pictures almost immediately influence your subconscious mind. Begin to see yourself as well organized, efficient, and effective in time management.
When you wake up each morning, you create a picture if the upcoming event. See yourself as calm, positive, happy, and in complete control in every aspect and tell yourself what would you do if the situation was perfect? So when you’re in real life, try to recall and recreate memories and pictures from this morning visualize. Play this picture of yourself over and over again on the screen of your mind.
By doing visualization daily, good habits will form and eventually became routine. The mental rehearsal technique will make you focus on your goal and desires yields in your long-term goals.
3) Take Action Based On Your Visualizations
The science of visualization is to maximizing your brain’s potential during the recession. Now that you have visualized and concentrated on what your day and your future will look like with proper time management, it’s time to put it into action.
Tell your brain your plan in a thousand words and draw it into a picture, it will respond with much deeper interest and attention. Do this by working the entire time you’re at work. When you walk into the office, you should work the entire time you’re there. Be pleasant and friendly to your co-workers, but get to work right away and work until you are finished.
By doing this, you’ll get on top of your work and will walk away feeling accomplished at the end of your day. When you don’t have lingering tasks to worry about, since you’ll have worked as hard as you could have during your time in the office, you’ll be left with plenty of quality time to spend with your friends and family after work. Remember, when you want to save time, then efficiency is key. Stay focused and concentrate on your work, and you will easily complete your work on time.