I have delivered workshops on Time Management. As I say to participants, time is finite, and therefore, managing time is not possible. It is about managing your attitude and your behaviour that will ensure you are able to be as productive as you can be, in the time allowed for the tasks you have to complete.
In recent times, I took on some new challenges in my work life, to expand my knowledge and understanding of a different area of work, while still maintaining a portion of my substantive work role. I felt I was competent to undertake this, and still do feel it is something I have the capacity to do. I had been thinking about how I can tackle multiple, sometimes competing tasks, to ensure I can be as productive as possible, and can tick off my task lists, of which I maintain 2. All this, while still trying to maintain a semblance of balance between work and home life.
The truth has hit home. I don’t really want to be able to do ‘more’ in a day, rather I want to do ‘less’. What I want more of, is meaning and purpose in my life, and this will then create less stress. So, my challenge now is to find clarity and simplicity, and let God guide me to do what is needed with passion and purpose. This will bring more focus to how I balance my work and life, as I take back control and live my life with peace.
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.