Would you like to reclaim a few hours each day?
Most people I know complain that they don’t have enough time. I often feel this too.
ADHD often sucks me into a time warp.
Of course it’s not just the time.
I often remind my clients that all the time in the world means little if you don’t have the energy to do what you want to do with that time.
I’ve noticed that when I follow a few specific “rules,” I free up my time and my energy, which results in a more efficient and effective day.
There is one rule that has an outsized effect on time and energy. This will help you reclaim hours in your day and the energy to use those hours constructively.
Here it is:
Decisions are distractions. They are also energy drains.
We already make thousands of unconscious decisions each day. The more you can limit your conscious decisions the more time and energy you’ll free up.
Where many of us go wrong in decisions is we loop.
Here’s how it looks for me:
I decide on a course of action or I identify something I want.
Then, instead of taking the next step, I might get in my heads and start overthinking. I start second guessing the criteria for the initial decision. I wonder if the plan is the right plan. Then I loop back to reevaluate the initial decision. Before I’ve taken steps to implement it.
The first decision is to decide what you want. Get clear on what it is you truly want.
- What are your criteria?
- What are your non-negotiables?
When you are clear on what you want, it becomes easier to evaluate and rule out options.
I spend a lot of time helping my clients get clear on what they want. Sometimes they feel this is a “waste of time.” They want to jump right into taking action, because they want to “get there.”
The problem is that if you’re not clear on what you want, you don’t know where “there” is. You waste a lot of time and energy circling and rerouting to figure out what you want and where you’re going.
Take the time to get clear on what you want.
Then implement to follow through. If one way doesn’t work, it will be easier and more efficient to find another way.