Find Time to Keep Fear from Stealing Your Moments

By , The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Solo-E Certified Solo Entrepreneur Expert

Paula Eder - The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Finding time both takes courage and gives courage. What do I mean by that?  Read on …

Don’t you just love it when you feel energized, alert and confident? You easily say no to distractions. You meet your challenges, and flow from one task to the next.  And there’s that special glow when you review everything you got done … you close out your day feeling content and grateful.

But then, along comes a day when nothing seems to go right.  Your productivity stalls, ideas dry up, and you feel desperate and on edge. (Not only that … but what happened to your schedule?)

At times like that, I suggest that you take a moment, grab your magnifying class, and try a bit of detective work.  Check out the usual suspects.  Could fear be stealing your time?  The more carefully you look, the more clues you will find. And you may be very surprised by where you discover this culprit!

For example, fear-fueled urgency is a sneaky time thief, because it’s disguised as a desire to save time. You might hear yourself say, “I’ve just got to do this RIGHT NOW!”

Yet, as you have probably learned, when you do jump in impulsively, you can commit time-consuming errors! Although urgency seems brash, it is really a fear-induced behavior. Understanding this gives you the power to stop urgency in its tracks.

Here’s an Urgency Antidote: Next time you feel like leaping first and looking later, ask yourself:

“What are 3 other options I have that don’t require rushing ahead?”

Notice how this helps you refocus on your own abilities. Focusing on your areas of capability reduces anxiety, because you are experiencing the abundance of your resourcefulness, instead of fearing a loss from somewhere “out there”.

Also, when you consider new options, you take a fresh look at the situation. Perhaps you will see things you overlooked, back when you were in overdrive. And those details might be just what you need to keep you on track to success.

It may seem counter-intuitive, but you can save a lot of time by slowing down and asking yourself timely questions!

Paula Eder, PhD is an internationally-known coach and published author who specializes in mentoring heart-based entrepreneurs and small business owners, from the inside out, to align their core values and energy with their time choices and behaviors so that they make more money, create more freedom, and find more time.  To learn more about Paula’s unique, Heart-Based Time Management™ System and begin your transformational journey, sign up for her Finding Time Success Kit. Discover how you can find time for what matters most.

© Copyright 2011 Paula Eder, Ph.D.
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