When I ask people why we haven’t seen them at Body-Wise for a treatment or consultation, we get a myriad of answers. One, however, lands near the top all of the time, and that is “Time”. I don’t have time between the job, the kids, the house, shoveling (this winter), the lawn (in the summer), taking care of my parents, the social activities~ you get the idea!
The funny thing about “Time” is that we are all gifted with the same amount of it. It’s how we use it. That, time management, is a skill that we all started working on from the time we had to get up in the morning to get to school! Sure, we had our parents to give us the “warning” and if you’re like my family, it was a scurry of grabbing our lunchboxes, books and coats to get out the door and run to the bus-stop! But, we sure did make it~ all the time!
One of the things I LOVE about my work is I get to manage my OWN time. I don’t have a boss telling me what to do when! I can schedule clients according to their needs~ it’s why I work a few nights and Saturdays. It’s why I’ve been known to be in the office on Sundays, too!
Time management is a SKILL to be cultivated. I’ve taken many courses and the one I like the best is based on Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. At the ‘time’, the course was instrumental in allowing me to learn the precious skill of ‘time’ management. It was much needed at the ‘time’ as I was supervising over 100 staff members working in the YMCA field. Now, I still use those skills to manage my client ‘time’ with my business ‘time’ with my personal ‘time’ (I will use the skill again when my family adds two puppies to our lives next week!)
Julie Henderson, the Unstoppable Success Coach, recently wrote on this! Her words of wisdom are great to those needed to find more ‘time’: Do You Invest in Time Wisely? and to those who are trying to ‘create’ more ‘time’: Are You a Master of Your Own time?
If you follow some of these pearls of wisdom, you will find ‘time’ you don’t know what to do with!
Oh, maybe you can use the ‘time’ to invest in yourself with us at Body-Wise and Energy UP your life~ just another way to find more ‘time’?