Sometimes doing very little can be the most productive work of all.
Years ago, while on holidays, my husband and I sat down with a bottle of wine and a writing pad. We’d picked a lovely secluded and shady spot on the beach. The view stretched before us and the waves crashed on the sand. That afternoon is still etched so clearly in my mind because it was a turning point in my life.
Why? That was the day I made a real difference to my time management.
Surprised? Don’t be. It was actually one of the most romantic afternoons as well. Together we talked about our dreams and plans for the future, a future together. And the good news was, we wanted the same things. We mapped out great big goals. Our goals, our plan, our future. It was a moment of great joy to realise the one I love shared the same dreams as me. Bliss.
So what does that have to do with time management? Well, only everything! Great time management starts with knowing what you want from life. That first step of goal-setting is key. Take that step first and the rest will follow.
With summer here in Australia, now is the perfect time to take time out of the everyday rush to do some big-picture planning. Sit quietly, either alone or with your partner, and dream big. You never know where it will lead you. And like me, it could be the most productive afternoon of your life.
Want to know more? Call to speak with me about the Effective Time Management Workshop.