What Are Three Counter-Intuitive Time Management Tips That Work?

time management tipsYou might be wondering what the reason is for counter-intuitive time management tips.  Indeed, it does seem curious!  Here’s the answer: they will help you trick your mind. 

“And why do I need to do that?” you might ask. 

The reason is you’re smart.  And when you’re smart you’re also super complex.  In other words, you make things complicated!  So by playing this game with your mind, you will be able to get more done in less time and with less struggle and effort!

Here are the three counter-intuitive time management tips:

1. Know your finish line before you get started. 

Do you race out of the gate like a greyhound and not know where you’re heading?

What this means is to know your ideal outcome before you get started.  It’s amazingly simple and incredibly powerful to know your ideal end result before you rush into action.  You will automatically become more strategic, clearer in your thinking, and more purposeful in your action.  In other words, get started in a way that will cause you to be more effective.

2. Be messy to get organized.

This is all about finding a creative way to get around your perfectionism.  Have you noticed how you get in your own way?  How you can overthink yourself into paralysis

What this means is to give up the idea of knowing the whole plan in great detail before you’ll take a single step.  In other words, let go of having everything perfectly organized before you take a single step.  Give yourself permission to be messy, and not know how you will manage everything.  In this way you will get into action.   Once you do, you will uncover what there is to do and how you can organize it all.

3. Slow down to get there quicker.

Remember the fable of the tortoise and the hare?   By all appearances it looked obvious that the hare was going to win the race with the tortoise.  However, the hare shot out the gate and went so quickly that he exhausted himself.  The hare then stopped to rest and fell asleep.  So the tortoise, slow and steady, actually won the race! 

So who are you in your life?  Are you more like the hare, rushing through life at breakneck speed and exhausting yourself?

If so, take a breath and slow down.  Take breaks.  At a minimum, do one thing at a time rather than rushing through your day.  Stop doing five things at the same time, and doing none of them well because you’re not giving any of them your full attention.  The key to getting there quicker and better is to slow down.

What are three counter-intuitive time management tips that work?

Here they are in a nutshell:

  1. Know your finish line before you get started.
  2. Be messy to get organized.
  3. Slow down to get there quicker.  

Today’s Time Management Tips help you know where you’re going, overcome your perfectionism, and be much more effective.  If you’re ready to find out how to get to that ideal outcome and to live the life of your dreams, click HERE or go to http://igniteyourlifebook.com/products-programs/products/ignite-your-life/ to get your print or kindle version of Ignite Your Life!  How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be TODAY!

To your magnificence!

Andrea Woolf

The Queen of Having It All
Author of Ignite Your Life! How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be
Founder of IgniteYourLifeBOOK.com

Co-founder of WakeUpAbundant.com
Ambassador of Manifest Money, HowtoLiveonPurpose.com

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