Last night I listened to a wise man share his time management system. He blocks off his day into 30 minute segments, and week-by-week he fills in what he must do (work, sleeping, eating, appointments) and then what he wants to do (activities, projects, etc).
I’m amazed at how much time he had leftover once he filled out his weekly schedule. His point? We actually have much more time than we think we have. He encouraged us to review the week and take a look at when and how we wasted the most time so we can make adjustments for the next week. We can take inventory of where our time actually goes.
When I’m tempted to say, “I just don’t have the time,” I can look at my schedule and know if that’s really true.