The concept of time management is a misnomer. We can’t manage time.
We each have 24 hours in the day. There’s nothing we can do to change this. We just have to learn how to use the time we have in the most effective way.
In other words, we need to learn how to manage ourselves around how we use the time we have.
The end result – setting ourselves up for personal and professional success.
Once you have set your intentions for the year, it’s time to create your theme for the year.
A theme is a one to three word phrase that summarizes what your year is about. There may be a common thread throughout your intentions from which you can draw a theme. There may be a way you need to be in order for your goals to be achieved.
Why Choose a Theme?
A theme can be used to remind you what you want to achieve this year. It can be a ‘power’ phrase that gets you in the right vibration or frame of mind. It’s just another tool at your disposal.
Over the years I’ve been introduced to a handful of goal setting processes. After much trial and error I’ve discovered the trick is finding the one that resonates most with you.
1. SMART Goals
This is an acronym you’ve likely heard numerous times. SMART goals are:
Is a SMART goal really better than a non-SMART goal? For the most part yes. The realistic part perhaps not.
Do you track and measure your progress towards your personal and/or business goals? Some of you may have groaned or zoned out. Tracking sounds very technical and… boring.
Why Bother with Reviews?
Perhaps you’ve heard this quote… “What we focus on expands.”
From what I’ve read about manifestation, when we give our brain (specifically, the Reticular Activating System) something to focus on, it goes in search of that thing in our physical world.
Let’s take this a step further. It’s really easy to get distracted from our goals. In order to keep our focus on what we want to have in our life (or to have more of in our life) we can use vision boards, for example, as a visual reminder of what we want to create.
In addition to this, we can monitor our progress on a regular basis. One way of doing this is a review.