Lack of time management is something we see sabotaging clients goals regularly.
Most people are ‘busy’ but ask yourself honestly, are you busy using your time wisely to improve your life and get through your tasks efficiently or do you procrastinate and waste useful time pleasing other people’s agendas and doing mindless things that eat away the precious hours in your days.
Yesterday I was with a client who needs to change her life style habits that will have her and her family living a much happier, healthier life now and in the future.
This client has young children, one at school and one at preschool, she works 20 hours a week and her husband has to travel often with work. As you can imagine, she feels like there is very little time for her to make healthy habits.
Here’s the tools we discussed that we will slowly install.
– Get a diary. Block your day out in appointment segments. Eg, work, lunch, PT session and the 3 (only 3) most important tasks to complete that day. Note, complete!
– Have a dedicated grocery day every week. Plan what you’re having every night including lunch and breakfast. Do this before hitting the shops. This will also save you money on food.
– Prep your meals and set yourself up to win. Every second day I am cooking two dinners for the next two nights so we can heat and eat. This includes my boys lunches when they aren’t having simple sandwiches. I do this in the morning so it doesn’t interrupt my time with my sons and it’s not chaos later on.
– Get very clear on your 3 main priorities in life. Create the action every week that nourishes these 3 priorities. Mine are my family, my business and my health. Anything that isn’t within these doesn’t get a lot of attention. Get clear on the 3 most important things to you and act on them weekly.
For the most part, the clients who are very time poor are generally our most organised. This is because they don’t have the time to procrastinate, they have small opportunities and if they miss their chance to fit in what’s important to them, they won’t get it back. This isn’t a bad thing, it means they really value their time.
Time is the one thing we can’t get back. Use it well 👏 @ Revitup Strength & Fitness