Maximize Productivity, Results & Life Satisfaction – Whole Life Time Blocking – Edmonton Life Coaches
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” – Benjamin Franklin
Stop Sleepwalking Your Way Through Life
If you leave your life to chance, you will get what you get. If you take control of it, you can live a conscious life and overtime have everything you have ever wanted!
Humans are highly habitual. At very young ages, and throughout our lives, we create habits that automatically drive our actions and behaviors. Like riding a bike, it takes conscious thought when learning, however once we get comfortable doing it, we no longer think about it.
When we sleepwalk our way through life, everyday generally becomes a repetition of the day before, and the one before that, and the one before that etc.. Days go by. Weeks go by. Years go by. Typical rat race going around and around in the wheel, exhausted and wanting to get off.
In order to manage stress, many people ‘unwind’ by watching TV, surfing the Internet or spending hours scrolling through social media and watching you tube. While on the surface it appears to lower stress, in reality it does not.
Stress is the space between where you are now and where you want to be. The zoning out activities mentioned above do not get you any closer to where you want to be. In fact, they eat up precious time that you could be using to accomplish those things.
Your Life Comes Down to Preference & Priorities
Instead of saying “I don’t have time to… “ replace that with “I prefer not to ….” or “ …. “It is not a priority of mine” because in more cases than not, that is the truth.
“I don’t have time to exercise” vs. “I prefer not to exercise” or “Exercising is not a priority of mine”
“I don’t have time to prepare healthy meals” vs. “I prefer not to prepare healthy meals” or “Preparing healthy meals is not a priority of mine”
The reality is, if we were given an extra 2 to 3 hours a day, we would quite quickly find ways of filling it up with other meaningless activities and still have not have enough time. We have been given 24 hours each day and we must make the best of it. So, what are your priorities?
Time is the Most Valuable Thing We Have!
Time is the most valuable thing we have. It is the only thing that we can’t get more of and once it’s gone, it’s gone!! We can never get it back.
People are generally quite conscious on what they will and will not spend their money on. How conscious are you when spending your time?
Whole Life Time Blocking – Easy as 1, 2, 3 !!!
I have developed a Whole Life Time Blocking System whereby my clients learn to consciously plan their lives to achieve maximum productivity, results and life satisfaction.
There are activities and responsibilities that must be done in life (sleeping, working, housework, meal prep and clean up, etc…) There is a base number of hours that we all need to sleep in order to function properly. Other than that, the way you use the remaining time is 100% choice based on your priorities, Where this commonly becomes a problem is when one is not consciously aligning their priorities with the way they spend their time.
When you take the time to sit down and map out your week before it starts, you can drastically change your life!
THEREFORE, STOP SLEEPWALKING YOUR WAY THROUGH LIFE AND START CONSCIOUSLY LIVING THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE!!
By now you are probably asking yourself “How do I Whole Life Time Block”?
It’s super easy!! Here’s a quick run down…
Step 1: Calendar Find (or make) a calendar that covers Sunday to Saturday and is broken down into the hours of the day that you are awake
Step 2: Must Do’s Block out the ‘Must Dos’ in your week. These are the commitments and responsibilities that involve little to no choice such as work, appointments, meals, morning and night routines, sleep, etc..
Step 3: MY Life!! Highlight the remaining time and consciously decide what you WANT to do in your life. These will be a mix of incorporating new habits and routines as well as doing the activities that light you up and make you feel alive (core values fulfillment)!!
Change = The Only Thing Certain in Life!
A common comment I hear from my clients is “Ya but this won’t work because things always change”. Please know… that is life!! The only thing constant in life is change!! This happens to everyone. Please do not allow yourself to fall for that excuse!
Whole Life Time Blocking is incredibly powerful despite change
1) Make the Best of The Time You Did Have
You will maximize your productivity, results and life satisfaction before and after the distraction / change in plans so overall your week (and life!) will be much better than if you didn’t whole life time block.
2) Effectively Manage Your Priorities
When you live your life consciously, you are able to ‘create space’ and make decisions that work best for you vs. respond the way you have always responded. If you are a people pleaser or someone who always cares for everyone else first then yourself, you will see that there will never be time to take care of yourself!!
Whole Life Time Blocking allows you the opportunity to respect and honour your needs too!! When someone asks you to do something, you can now look at you plan and decide which activity would be a better use of your time.
I know the saying ‘you need to put on your mask first’ is used a lot but that’s because it is true!! Absolutely no one on this planet will show up on your doorstep everyday to make you happy! That person is you and the time is now! When you are happy, you make a greater impact on your loved ones and the world in general.
3) Move forward on Your Never-Ending To Do List
You know the list I am talking about… the one that haunts you as you fall asleep and hits you like wild fire as soon as you wake up in the morning.
Let’s be real. Life is busy, very busy!! It is hard to keep up at times and can lead to overwhelm.
You can now use your Whole Life Time blocking System to identify chunks of time that you can allot items from your to do list into. Not only will this get you moving forward on them but it will also give you a big picture idea of whether or not your expectations of yourself are realistic.
Remember, stress is the space between where you are and where you want to be. At any given time, there is only so much you can do to move close to you goals and therefore in order to lower your stress you must reassess your expectation of where you want to be and how soon you want to be there. So many of my clients experience extreme stress that is self-created without them realizing they have done it.
Find Out What’s True For You!
If you haven’t tried a system like this before, give it a go!! Worse case scenario, you invest a few hours of your time only to find out this system isn’t for you. Best case scenario, your entire life transforms and you become happier than you have ever been!!
Where You Can Find Me
If you would like to learn more about an Edmonton life coaches session, this system or to inquire on how to work with me on a deeper level to manage your stress and maximize your productivity, results and life satisfaction, please contact me HERE.