Have You Mastered Time or Has It Mastered You?

Are you so busy with your personal and professional life that you feel like you are burning the candle at both ends?

I think it is the story of our life these days! In a matter of seven days, I have been on two business trips and one weekend trip. In the grand scheme of things, I am holding things together but when something slips through the cracks or I feel like I am not fulfilling all of my obligations, I feel guilty.

I was sitting at my desk at 5:00 in the morning on Saturday to ensure that I took care of everything before I left on my weekend trip. There were two things that I didn’t do that I should have done; at least I feel like I should have done to be on top of everything.

Yes, I have the Superwoman syndrome. What about you?

At what point do we decide to do what we can and leave the rest for tomorrow? I know that tomorrow is not guaranteed, but can we have faith that we will be here tomorrow to complete what we couldn’t today?

Stay Focused!

I have a post-it on my computer that reminds me to focus on the most important task at the beginning of the day by working for two and one-half hours, then taking a break. Then, repeat the process throughout the day. It reminds me to be cognizant of how I am spending my time and what I am spending my time on.

That means no multi-tasking as well. A part of my Superwoman syndrome is multi-tasking. Why can’t I just do one thing at a time, do it well, and then proceed on to the next task? I feel like I am squandering precious time.

I could have written a newsletter about the 5 Tips to Being More Productive. Instead, I decided to share the error of my ways with you  because I think there is something to be said about NOT feeling the need to maximize every moment of every day.

Waiting to Exhale

It is just as important that we take a moment to take a deep breath and exhale. That’s my only tip today. AHHH, doesn’t that feel good?

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