Time is a valuable resource. The older we get, the less spare time we have to do the things we want to do. Most people are trapped in “must do” action so much that fun, pleasure and enjoyment are neglected and shrunk to a minimum.
When people talk about time management, they do not understand that they never do anything to the time, because it moves forward at a pace that never changes. When we “manage time”, we actually manage our ability to use the time we have more effectively. People who have good time management skills can accomplish more in the same amount of time.
When I talk to people about doing more with the same time, some of them tell me this is very scary for them. They get this overwhelmed feeling of doing a lot, yet not being able to fit all the things they want into their timetable. In fact, they do not understand that they can change their perception of time and set better, more efficient and more realistic goals.
Moms are a good example of efficient use of time. You can take almost every mom in the world and I guarantee she will be able to manage her time better than a woman who has no kids (hooray for moms!).
The rule is: if you want things done, give them to busy people!
Because when we are short on time, we tend to come up with creative ways for doing things faster, better and with more efficiency. Every mom learns during the first year of her first child to take a shower and take care of the baby at the same time (not to mention going to the toilet) only because she did not have any other choice.
Sometimes, when we do not have choices, we push ourselves to find solutions we cannot think of in calm situations. When we are busy, our brain looks for shortcuts to ease the load and at that moment, magic happens.
If you want to see a great example of how “necessity is the source of all inventions”, watch the movie Aeon Flux (you can download the movie here).
And keep yourself busy. You won’t believe how efficient you get when you are busy.