We cram as much as we can into our evenings (perhaps the only quiet undisturbed times) to the cost of our intimate relationships. We crash and burn at the end of the day, glass of wine in hand to help us come down from the mad rush so that we have half a chance of sleeping.
Do you think in this state you’re capable of great work? Your life’s work? To say nothing of the impact it has on relationships.
Reason why #2: You have a PhD in procrastination.
Perhaps your particular brilliance is in putting off the things that would make the biggest difference?
You know that you’d lose that extra weight if you simply exercised a little each day, but it somehow never seems to happen. Or you know that a piece of art on that wall space in your bedroom would make it so much lovelier- but you think “I’ll have a look next weekend”. Perhaps it’s that phonecall to a potential client that keeps getting re-scheduled because you never feel quite ready.
When we don’t understand why we procrastinate, it’s impossible to do anything about it. In BeFruitful we discover why, and how to stop.
Reason why #3: You know you’re wasting precious time.
Time is our most precious resource. Of course the irony of this, is that we all have the same amount. Time is great equaliser in that respect. You and I have the same number of hours as Oprah, Malala Yousafzai, and a mother of 5 in Bangladesh who runs a self-help group, the pre-natal nutrition program in the community, and is advocating for electricity.
Time is unrenewable.
Every moment once past is gone forever.
Yet we fritter it away. We waste it on things that are ultimately not even that important to us. While our biggest dreams get barely a thought each week.
Isn’t it time to change?
Reason why #4: You never got trained
Here’s the kicker though. While we got taught to read and write, we never got taught to be effective.
And even if your boss once sent you on a time management course, it was probably designed by a man who, frankly, doesn’t understand that some days a month you just need to curl into a ball and eat chocolate.