Time management tips encourage you to say “No” to one thing in order to say, “Yes” to another. How freeing it is, when you want to make time for new possibilities! But perhaps you hesitate at the thought of setting limits. If so, these 5 tips can help you learn how to let go so that you can move forward.
1. Give Yourself Personalized, Not Generic Support.
You are the one who needs to take the next step, and you alone know how difficult it may be at times. So, become an expert about yourself. Then you give yourself just the right combination of empathy, inspiration and firmness to do the difficult and achieve the desirable.
What works for you will differ from what works for anyone else in the world. Furthermore, your own needs will vary from day to day, as well as from hour to hour.
2. Ask Yourself Searching Questions And Listen Carefully To The Answers.
Your most important relationship is with yourself! So give your undivided attention to how you feel. Ask yourself questions that are challenging and will inspire you to move ahead. As you explore possibilities, you’ll discover useful and unique new approaches:
- Where do you resist moving forward?
- What encourages you to take a new risk and expand your possibilities?
- What influences you personally to use your time in new ways that work well for you?
3. Build On What You Learn.
Study your answers. What do they tell you? How well do your motivators work for you? What needs to change?
- Expand your desire to become more authentic, assertive and motivated. Know what generates your enthusiasm.
- And when you feel yourself driven by urgency or general restlessness, take time to slow down and sort things out. Ask yourself what triggers your impulsive behavior.
4. Courage Inspires You To Move Ahead.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
As we rediscover, over and over, our time and energy are finite. Fortunately, facing this can fire your resolve to make tough decisions! Realize that time is short. Identify new activities that are especially meaningful to you. Then, limit activities that compete with your emerging goals.
5. Allow The Release Of Old Patterns To Be A Process:
- Kindle your courage with your enthusiasm.
- Talk to yourself about the changes you desire.
- Identify how your new life choices reflect your evolution.
- Envision yourself on your new path. Feel yourself moving there.
- Identify the first action step to let go of the old and embrace the new.
The more fully you commit to your emerging self, the easier it will be to let go of activities that are no longer a good fit. And the energy you release from your old attachments comes with you!
So now, take an assertive and well-considered risk to find new time and start the most exciting chapter of your life!© Copyright 2012 Paula Eder, Ph.D.