KC28: Magic of Time Budgets – Why Not Having Constraints Will Cost You! Episode
Do you tend to have too many unfinished projects & tasks?
Would you like to be more productive & fulfilled?
Are you keen to have more time for what truly matters TO YOU?
In today’s episode, we’ll talk about the magic of time budgets and how not having constraints will cost you greatly!
Whenever people talk about budgets, more often than not, it’s money or finance related
Now… why don’t more people budget their time as compared to their money?
The Importance & Value of Time Budgets
I believe it’s because for those that don’t, they simply value their money more than time
You see… success leaves clues…
People who achieve more & are fulfilled tend to budget & pay attention to their time
Jim Rohn says… “Either you run the day or the day runs you”
Robert Orben says… “Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator”
And contrary to many people’s thinking… having a budget doesn’t & shouldn’t limit you
It actually assists you focus and free up precious time for yourself
Benjamin Franklin says… “For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned”
This is why I AVOID going through my day without planning it
As with our money, our time is finite
Busting our budget for a particular project or task means we’ve got less time available for another
How I Do My Time Budgets
Would you like to get a sense for how I budget time?
Here’s how I do it…
I first had to figure out over seasons of my life what’s MOST IMPORTANT to me
One doesn’t need to overthink this
It’s what one demonstrates daily with how they use their time and money
For me, it’s my family, daily feeding and my mission of assisting people lead compelling lives
When it comes to my family, most of my evenings and weekends are blocked off for them such as having dinner with my grandma & family every Sunday evening
Feeding is a daily priority for me
As for my mission, it’s not just my work… it’s my lifestyle!
So on a daily basis, I’m either creating content and / or engaging people
The current tools I use for organizing my life are… my physical journal, TextEdit on my MacBook Pro & Google Calendar
Each Sunday afternoon… after my morning church service, I plan out my top 3 priorities for the coming week, have an overview as to what’s upcoming and also have a pretty good idea of what I’ll be focusing on each day of the week
At the end of each day, I map out in as much detail… hour by hour… how I will be conducting my next day
This ensures there’s CONSISTENT progress with my life’s mission and everything else that’s important to me such as my family & daily feeding as said earlier
Ultimately, you’ll have to experiment and see what works and doesn’t work for you
Your result is your guru!
Not doing the above for me will jeopardize my life’s productivity & fulfilment levels
Can you see why not having time constraints will cost you?
I trust that you do
How To Accomplish More In Your Life With Time Budgets
Would you like to accomplish even more in your life?
If so, here’s your… simple ILLUMINATING exercise to kickstart & do now…
#2: Get clear on what should your current focus & priorities be on
#3: Find out how much sleep you actually need
#4: Start mapping out with a monthly or weekly calendar what you need to get done on an hourly basis
Bear in mind, we all have 168 hours per week, 24 hours a day…
That’s the terrain so that’s what we work with…
Start tracking how much time you actually use towards… each activity per day such as sleeping, eating, etc
The perennial problem is… people have a tendency and inclination towards over-allocating time for a particular project, task or activity
So to manage and curb that… limit the time you give to each task
Our activities expand to fill the time allocated
A good general tip is to halve the time you initially allocated for it
Please don’t apply this towards your sleep though 🙂
A quick example I’ll share from someone I assisted…
Instead of taking 4 to 6 weeks to complete his project, I got him to complete it in just 2 weeks
Do start allowing the magic of time budgets to happen in your life
If you’ll like me to personally assist you in budgeting your time to ACCOMPLISH so much more and have a more COMPELLING life…