SCHEDULE THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

All throughout your young life you are forced to follow schedules:
– Waking up in the morning
– Meal times
– Day care / elementary school / junior high school / high school / college
– Paying monthly bills
– Going to bed at night

It isn’t until later in life – once you have completed your school years / military service – that the lack of a structured schedule begins to impact you, and usually in a negative way
No human beings are “hardwired” with self-discipline

So it is no wonder that you would have difficulty with multi-tasking and/or personal schedule efficiency once you become a mature adult, living and working out in the “real world”

Instead of complaining about your hectic life, and just how much time that you do NOT have for getting all of your daily tasks completed, try out this alternate approach:
– Think back to when you were still in school…you remember, 50 minutes of class time, then a 10-minute break, followed by 50 more minutes of class time – on and on, throughout the day…
– This may have seemed dull and repetitive to you at the time, but utilizing that “learning model” actually enabled the school system to squeeze quite a bit of knowledge into your brain in a relatively short period of time – all while keeping the individual class times short enough to prevent you from experiencing “burn-out”…

All you need to do is to apply similar logic to your off-time routine – the hours that are available to you outside of work and sleep (which happen to be different periods of time for each of us, depending on our respective schedules) – the point is for you to create and follow a personal that utilizes those hours in the most efficient way possible…

Break down your available free hours into smaller “chunks” – whether these individual chunks (for you, in order to fit most efficiently within your schedule) are broken down into intervals of 1 hour, 30 minutes, 15 minutes, it does not matter – as long as it works for YOU…

And, of course, the number of activities with which you desire to fill your free time will dictate how many “chunks” you will need to include in your personal schedule…

Sitting down to schedule your daily and nightly activities may seem like a chore at first, but you will quickly get used to it – and you really only need to schedule out 1 day in advance, if you would rather not plan out your entire week and/or month – so it is not that difficult to do…besides, the efficiency that you will gain by scheduling all of your activities will help you to TRACK your time, which can then benefit you with improved efficiency!

All of us have the same 24 hours each day, 168 hours each week, and 8,760 hours each year…it is not the TIME that is available to you but what you DO with that time that truly matters…

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