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How to make time

Benjamin Franklin advised us that a dollar saved is a dollar earned -- so too with another valuable thing in life: time.

Whenever you say to your child that you don't have any time to play or to do exercise or to improve a skill, stop right there. That's not true. You do have time if you evaluate your time closer.

One idea to make time is to not waste it. Everyone wastes time. You can highlight this waste by keeping track of your time for the next week. Keep track of every 15 minutes. Then add up the minutes you spend doing each activity. What you will discover might surprise you.

Another idea is to prioritize what is most important. When you do, are you spending time on them or are there other activities outside of what's most important. If you are truly serious, cut them out, and you will free up tremendous amount of time.

Third, if you find yourself tired and exhausted throughout the day, sleep more. That's right: spend more time sleeping and getting the rest you need. Once you do, you will feel gobs of energy and get things moving along and have you wanting to do more. It is smart to invest in an extra hour or two of rest to be fully charged starting out each day.

Last, set a deadline for the activities you do work on. You will tend to finish it quicker because you are more focused on getting the task done instead of stalling and being distracted by unimportant matters.

If you implement the four ideas above, you will see you do indeed have more time, even for a daily blog!

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