Time Management 101… Part I
Hi guys, Spencer Lissamore Fitness here so… as promised, if you did read my initial post on my Facebook Fitness page here are my top 3 tips to managing your time most effectively!
1. Eliminate half arsed jobs at all costs.
In our age of constant distraction, it’s stupidly easy to split our attention between what we should be doing and what society bombards us with. Usually we’re balancing the needs of messages, emails, and to–do lists at the same time that we are trying to get something accomplished. It’s rare that we are fully engaged in the task at hand.
I call this “half arsed work” or “half arsed jobs”.
Here are some examples of half arsed work:
You start writing a report, but stop randomly to check your phone for no reason or to open up Facebook or Twitter.
You try out a new workout routine. Two days later, you read about another “new” fitness program and try a little bit of that. You make little progress in either program and so you start searching for something better.
Your mind wanders to your email inbox while you’re on the phone with someone (this is me quite a lot – who said men can’t multi-task eh?)
Regardless of where and how you fall into the trap of half arsed work, the result is always the same: you’re never fully engaged in the task at hand, you rarely commit to a task for extended periods of time, and it takes you twice as long to accomplish half as much.
Half arsed work is reason why you’re able to get more done on your last day before vacation (when you really focus) than you do in the 2 weeks previous (when you’re constantly distracted).
Trust me, my Friday nights and Saturday mornings can be BUSY AF!
Like most people, I deal with this problem all of the time and the best way I’ve found to overcome it is to block out significant time to focus on one project and eliminate everything else.
I pick one exercise and make it my only focus for the entire workout. (i.e. “Today is just for squats. Anything else is extra.”)
I carve out a few hours (or even an entire work day) to deep dive on an important project. I’ll leave my phone in another room and shut down my email, Facebook, and Twitter.
This complete elimination of distractions is the only way I know to get into deep, focused work and avoid fragmented sessions where you’re merely doing half arsed work.
How much more could you achieve if you did the work you needed to do, the way you needed to do it, and eliminated the half arsed work?
For step 2 of my Time Management 101 Guide… go ahead and visit my Instagram @spencerlissamorefitness
Thanks for reading folks!
– Coach SL.
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