Time Management: From Hell to Healthy

I didn’t always plan my week – time management wasn’t on my mind. As a corporate employee, it seemed IMPOSSIBLE to have control over my day.

I didn’t start the day with any thoughtful intentions. The first thing I did was watch or listen to the News, scroll through social media, and quickly review email.

I let all those sources tell me the kind of day I was going to have instead of choosing with intention how I wanted to start the day.

I became reactionary. Supervisors, peers, and colleagues got first dibs to my calendar.

At times I was focusing on urgent but not important tasks.

I was putting everyone’s goals before my own—total nightmare. And I was becoming a heat-seeking missile of resentment.

You can’t always control your time when you work for someone else, but I learned how to control more than I ever imagined possible. Time management was possible.

So, I started to rethink my mornings.

I decided to choose how my day was going to do before the world

told me how my day would go.

Now, I started with prayer, meditation, and journaling.

Intentionally, I reviewed my day and thought about how I intentionally wanted to show up.

I would think, “who needs me on my A-game today?”

or “what projects are my top priority?”

I’d also gave some thought to situations that might throw me off my game, or stress me out. I got to think in advance how I would show up and deal with the challenge in grace and excellence.

I began to think about the feelings I wanted to hold close throughout the day.

On Sunday night, I began to look at my calendar, and I blocked off time for strategy writing, email correspondence, and vendor meetings. Sure, these calendar blocks sometimes had to move, but often I was able to honor some of the time. 

Most importantly, I got to choose how I wanted to feel and think on purpose. It is all a choice. Choose your thoughts and intentions before someone else tells you how to feel.

Healing starts.

Careers advance.

Life opens up.

It’s all possible.

Time management is critical.

If you are looking for both support and stretch while you set out to achieve your goals I can help.  Next step is to schedule a free consultation with me where we dig into your current mindset and discuss the path to your goals. Schedule a free consultation here