I know a very talented young lady with a vivid imagination for details and storytelling. As far back as I can remember she’s either wanted to act or write books. She’s even taken a class or two in acting and wrote a couple of short and entertaining novels.
Unfortunately, she has yet to grow into her full potential in these areas because most of her time is focused on partying, watching television, scrolling her social media, finding Mr. Right, and working her 9-to-5.
I hold no judgement against this girl because I spent a lot of my youth being that girl too.
I am now in a different space in my life. I no longer want to waste all of my time indulging in other people’s talents or success when I could be using that time to manifest my own dreams into a reality.
Being smart about how you manage your time will be key to staying motivated when it comes to any venture you pursue.
One of the best ways to create a schedule for yourself is to have a good understanding of your personality and the amount of time you can truly dedicate to your goal.
As far as my personality goes, I am someone who needs some structure in my life to get things done; but I also need flexibility in the structure to keep whatever I’m doing interesting.
Now that I am a mother of two children under the age of three, I definitely have to be very strategic with my day because raising kids takes a lot of time and energy. Furthermore, my family is very important to me, so I don’t want to take too much time away from them.
I am in the process of putting together my first e-book. By knowing my personality and values, I created a schedule for myself where I am required to write something for my book at least once a week.
For someone who has a little more time on their hands and might feel like being aggressive in reaching their goals, they may find it better to do something everyday for a specific amount of time to complete their goal.
At the end of the day it’s all about making progress. So no matter if you’re on the aggressive end of the spectrum or the more laid back side. Put down your remote, log off your social media for a few hours, and make time to get working on your dreams so you can get one step closer to making them a reality!
Do you struggle with time management? Here are some resources that might help you learn to use your time wisely: