Some once said to me that”The Queen of England has the same amount of time in a day as I do.”
Its true. So why then can’t I get done everything she does?
Dr Merola says…
“Replace “I Have to” With “I Want to”
Whenever you think you absolutely have to do something, you’re a prime candidate for procrastination. “I have to” implies that you’re being forced to do something, which automatically leads to a feeling of resentment, and oftentimes rebellion in the form of procrastination.”
I had a friend tell me how being efficient in life was robbing her of having fun in life.
So let me ask you this…Are you being so effective and so progress oriented that you’re forgetting to play? To have fun. to Stop and smell the roses? (really when was the last time you bent down and smelled a rose?)
When being efficient out ways being fun, you risk not losing productivity but loosing your peace and happiness instead. Which then translates into hitting your max and not being able to make more time in life.
So today lets choose to rest. Choose to get down on the floor with your kids. Why not skip folding one more load of laundry or wiping one more counter and read a page of your favorite book.
Say NO to Deprivation, and YES to Fun!
Most people’s “average” of what their suppose to work is 40 to 45 hours per week. Working longer hours than this actually has the adverse effect of diminished return, meaning less and less real work gets done in the long run. For mom’s and especially those of us who wear more hats than just “mom” but we are working moms, business owners, community advocate’s, leaders, mentors, and bloggers… this can be crazy because we are always working! There is no pause. 45 hours? You mean 90. Right?!
I strongly recommend you take at least one full day off every week to recharge. That mean’s OFF. Not a day to accomplish everything you didn’t get done all week. But really rest. What recharges you?
A Hike, brunch, reading a book, taking a class, watching a good movie, having some wine with friends. What about going to the spa?!!
Find space for fun and happiness and you will create more time in your life. You will learn to say no and give yourself this time. You will have more rest, more joy, and more zeal.
And my bet is you will be also more efficient and effective than ever before!!
Ecc 3: 12 -13 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.