A Goddess’ Guide to Creating Time

by on May 3, 2009

I have been as guilty of a grave misconception.

I have been constantly thinking, (and what’s worse actually say out loud!) that I don”t have enough time.

Not enough time to do everything I need to do to keep my home running smoothly; my family fed; myself healthy; grow my business; plan my future; feed my mind; feed my soul; earn enough money to fund aforementioned enterprises.

And this is a LIE.

The truth is, I have exactly the same amount of time in a day as anyone else on this whole beautiful planet.
24 hours.
That’s it.
No more. No less.

The same amount of time as you have, as Oprah has, as John Milton Fogg, Richard Bliss Brooke, Diane Hochman, Donald Trump, or any other great achiever you care to mention has.

The distinction, the radical difference between them and me, is how I choose to allocate that time. Somehow, without my awareness, that allocation got skewed toward the unimportant, the paltry and the immediate.

I’ve been jumping from project to project, without a plan or goal, always with the underlying assumption that I must rush because “I don’t have enough time” to get it done.

What I have manifested is a house full of half-completed projects, a stagnant business and a mind so distracted by things-I-should-be-doing that I’m exhausted before I start.

I believe that every little half-done project, every niggly broken thing that makes me think “I really should fix that”, drains a little of the attention I should be paying to things like building my business or writing. They suck my strength and distract from the now. Plus they create clutter, stagnation and that feeling of being spread so thin that nothing feels real anymore.

Despite this scattered approach, I have nonetheless managed to attract some really exciting projects and powerful people that are just waiting to lift me to the next level, and because of this, I need to take some Massive Action (as per Tony Robbins) to regroup, reorder and refocus.

So here is my plan for this coming week, and if you find that you don’t have the time to get done the things that are truly important – the stuff that will actually make a difference five years from now – then join me in Creating Time.

My Focus :
To ReAllocate my Time to DeClutter and Complete Projects, thereby Creating Time to Grow My Self and my Business.
My Goal : To Create a Vacuum for Prosperity

To do this, I will :

1. Choose a room in which to spend 15 minutes just decluttering and putting things in their rightful spot. Start with the most cluttered room (my office) and work round the house from there. (I use the Fly Lady System for decluttering – works every time)

2. Do this BEFORE I turn on my pc and check email.

3. I will keep a notebook with me and jot down projects that need finishing, things that need repairing, etc, so that I can keep my focus on just getting rid of stuff.

4. If schedule and family allow – I will do this twice a day. But once a day will still be cause for congratulation.

5. I will do this daily until I can breathe freely again.

So if I’m somewhat scarce on FB and Twitter, you’ll understand.
I’ll be back soon.

PS : This cool “Whatever” clock is available here.


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Young And Fabulous April 20, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I love to de-clutter. In fact, my family knows how much I hate clutter that anything that’s important to them, they hide it from me or it will be thrown rightaway if I find it scattered somewhere, lol! Good-luck in decluttering. Clutter in your mind and surroundings takes up energy. And as you start de-cluttering your life and surroundings, you’ll find that you’ll gain more energy each time.
.-= Young And FabulousĀ“s last blog ..Young And Fabulous Is Also Green And Gorgeous =-.

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Tracey Keefer April 20, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Goddess how you hit home with this one! It isn’t easy being Blue! I too am Queen at multi-tasking to no accomplishment, it is quite a skill! I have also become the Queen of lists and rewards, write it down and getting done give me a reward!

Thanks for letting me know I am in good company!

“Dream, Believe, Become…”

Tracey
.-= Tracey KeeferĀ“s last blog ..Mindset is Power! Own Your Life! =-.

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Jackie Schwabe June 4, 2010 at 6:54 pm

How is this going for you Goddess? I suspect it is a challenge, as it is for most Side-Tracked Home Executives. I think for me the key is recommiting each day. The night before (as pat of my nightly routine) I right alist of the projects I HAVE to do at work the next day. I have to have my timer at my desk and I use it to STEAL time. I really do get more time. As I REALLY focus on one thing and get it done and off the list I create time. It is amazing what can be done with focus. Like FL says – Focus Makes us Fabulous. I hope you are succeeding in your goals!

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Jacqueline Gates June 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm

I used to think “Side-tracked” should be my middle name! But you’re so right, with a timer and real Focus we can do so much more that we think possible.
“Focus makes us Fabulous” ~ Love that!

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Miguel@Free Itunes Codes September 6, 2010 at 5:43 am

Don’t worry I am the same. I am up right now and its 2:42 a.m and I still have a lot to do. So yes I will say it. I don’t have enough time. But I will make time. I can’t seem to get off my PC once it turns on myself.

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