Time… what is my relationship with time?
(I regularly ask myself this question.)
We each have the same 24 hours in a day.
Can I create more time? Can I make my time work even better for me? Can I use my time better to be more productive, accomplish more, connect more?
I have been reading about and listening to people talk about the concept of creating multiple days within each day by chunking the day into blocks, each block with specific purposes and goals.
Right now, I’m chunking my day into three 6-hour blocks (plus a 6-hour block for sleeping). BOOM.
I’ve Changed My Mindset And My Routine, Process And Habits To Win Each Day.
And, now I have three days in each day, 21 days in a seven-day week, 15 days in the Monday-Friday work week, six days in a Saturday-Sunday weekend. This practice is opening up a new dimension of time for me.
I actually feel that I have created more time and more days to win.
The concept of three days in one, for me, goes like this:
- 5am - 11am = day 1
- 11am - 5pm = day 2
- 5pm - 11pm = day 3
Each time block (or day) has specific purposes and goals. Each block is planned and scheduled, and I check in on my progress in each block and acknowledge the little wins along the way.
The wins within each time block motivate my brain to keep going and motivate me to push harder.
Why? Because the wins give my brain dopamine hits. Dopamine is that feel-good brain chemical that is released during goal-oriented behavior and when goals are achieved, and dopamine is proven to motivate. BOOM!
The above schedule is how I am gamifying my day to create more time and more wins, but there are many gamification strategies that can help you:
- Create more focus and more production
- Maximize your time
- Acknowledge the small wins
- Release a steady stream of dopamine
- Maintain your momentum
Our Success Relies On Our Commitment To The Process, And That Requires Us To Be Open Minded To Find And Try New Processes To Regularly Create More And Better.
When we stick to a process and keep the promises we make to ourselves, we’ll do the reps to get where we want to be. But the processes of yesterday will not always work tomorrow, because the world is continually changing around us.
Ongoing success requires the willingness to continually optimize our own processes, habits and routines.
We Each Control Our Perceptions And Our Management Of Time.
When you aren’t intentional with planning your time, it’s likely you’re missing out on chunks of time that just slip by.
Of course, maximizing your time also means planning time to unplug and give yourself space. Relationships with time are a full circle that must include time for self care, your health, your family, your work, your friends and everything that is important for you. Down time is productive time and time well spent, too. It’s about having it all and making the most of the same 24 hours we all have.
We can each create mindsets that make us unstoppable, with days full of limitless opportunities.
We Each Have The Power To Impact Our Relationships With Time.
This knowledge is refreshing, exciting and energizing all at the same time.
Here’s to 84 in 28. This is what I call BOOM-town.