Before learning to manage your time, you must understand that time is an illusion. Your perception of time and your relationship with time are ultimately the driving factors of your time stress. You can’t move forward if you’re stuck in your stress. You have to change the way you think about time and yourself to optimize your time each day.
We all have huge impacts we want to make on the world, but we can’t do everything when we’re overwhelmed. We have all these things in our business we want to do and achieve, but then we get bogged down with guilt for not spending time with family or friends. Or, when we do spend time with them, we have thoughts of all the things we’re not doing for our business. Sometimes, we want to take a break because we’re overwhelmed with everything. We want to take a bath or watch a TV show, but then we feel guilty for wanting to be “lazy.” This is toxic hustle culture, and it’s not healthy for anyone.
The illusion of time and how it holds you back.
Do you feel like you never have enough time? If you find that you’re not meeting your goals or don’t have time to do what you want, it might be because of your mindset around time. Marie Forleo teaches us that time is an illusion. By resetting our mindset and changing our perception of time, we can make the most of our day and get closer to our goals.
It’s a common belief that there’s never enough time to get things done. But that’s not true. The time is there, but your use of time is misaligned to inspire, motivate, and drive you. You have to change the way you think of time. This internal shift will help you see time in a new light and be more productive with your tasks. As a result, you’ll find more time in your day to accomplish what you need to do.
The shift of our internal relationship with time.
When you change your attitude towards time, you can find peace and joy in starting your day. If you reset your perception, you will feel energized and enthusiastic about what you can achieve. Time is a precious commodity; you can make the most of it by changing your mindset.
It’s essential to find a balance between ambition and relaxation. If you overwork yourself, you’ll end up injuring yourself, both physically and mentally. Media and social media can make it seem like we have to be hustling all the time, but it’s crucial to take some time for rest and recovery. According to studies, stress is a leading cause of disease. So if you want to be productive, you must ensure you take care of yourself first. Marie Forleo’s free course, 3 Productivity Mistakes You Cannot Afford to Make, can help you change your perception of time, so you can perform at your best.
The takeaway: Time is an illusion, so change the way you think of it to make the most of it.
Time is wasted on stress. You can only fix your time-blocking systems once you change your perception of time. Understand that time is an illusion we have been trained to accept through culture. The hustle culture we have learned is toxic and reduces our ability to manage time properly.
To manage your time correctly, you must change the way you think about time internally. Internal transformation allows you to reset your relationship with time. This will enable you to get the most out of your day and navigate your day with less stress. Stress leads to disease. By reducing your stress, you allow yourself to grow and design the life you dream of.