3 steps to successfully manage your time

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Haleh Banani

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How many of you find yourself overwhelmed with all the things that you have to do whether whether you're at if you're a stay at home mom, or you're working mom or you're just working and overwhelmed or a student, it is the most important thing is to learn how to manage your time. And today I want to share with you three effective ways to manage your time. So I'm on a call, my name is Khalid banani, empowering you with psychological tips and spiritual support Bismillah salat wa salam, ala rasulillah. You know, I'm about to go live on the mindful Hearts Academy sharing the seven steps to to successfully manage your time, I have time right now to share three of those pointers with you.

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You know, we spend actually 28 years just sleeping, right, they've done some research, and they find that the average person spends almost 28 years sleeping, there's like nine years and on social media and watching TV. And so if we're not aware of how we're spending our time, we're going to lose it. I remember one of my dad's favorite sayings was time is gold time is gold. And he always emphasized that, and that really led me to be super productive every minute, I want to be productive. And I want to make sure that I am utilizing this time. And so there are three pointers that I want to share with you. One is that you need to have a time audit time audit is basically figuring out right

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now get a baseline of how you're spending your time, right? Many times we are, you know, we're kind of fooling ourselves, we think that we only spend, let's say 30 minutes on, on email, or Oh, I only just kind of like, you know, get on on Facebook for a short period of time or Instagram. But then once you kind of calculated, you realize that you're wasting a lot more time than you have than you imagine, right. And the only thing that you cannot recycle is wasted time. So we want to be really careful about how we're spending our time. And the only way we can figure that out is to know for one week, look at what you're doing, where you're spending your time and actually jot it down. And

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you will get a better understanding so that time audit will give you a clear understanding. So you're not just you are not trying to manage something that you are ambiguous about, you're going to have a very clear understanding, just like let's say with money management, you got to know exactly where you're spending it, rather than just guessing at it right. So and then the second thing is setting a timer. You know, many times we get distracted, you know, the notifications on our phones go off. And we you know, we want to research something or something pops up on our screen. And it's so easy to you know, steer away from what we were actually doing. So when you put a timer, and you

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tell yourself, okay, I'm going to do this, and it's going to take let's say an hour or 45 minutes or two hours, whatever the allot of time is, then it makes you stay focused. And then it becomes like a game where you want to finish before the before the deadline. And that really makes a difference. When you set a you set an alarm, you set a timer, and you're working against the clock, it really helps you to stay focused, even with doing household chores, I have found that when I look at the clock, and I think okay, I'm going to finish the kitchen By this time, I'm going to finish cooking within 30 minutes, and I set a time limit that is what's going to help me to stay focused on the

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task and finish it and be efficient at it, I sometimes have to come in between during lunch break and manage to make dinner during that time. And if I'm not very conscientious of the time, then it just gets wasted. So set a timer for yourself and a lot, a certain amount of time to do a task. Okay. And then the third thing, you know, many times we get so caught up in making use of every minute and we schedule every minute, some people are like that. And that just is exhausting. And it's overwhelming to look at your day and every minute every hour is is filled. And sometimes that's when you ignore the to do list. So you really need to put a little bit of buffer time. And that is

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the time between tasks, right. I've learned the hard way. A lot of times I'm very optimistic about what I can achieve and is sometimes scheduled back to back lectures or back to back meetings. And you know, you never know what happens. Sometimes there may be a delay, maybe someone else delays you and you could be on

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schedule, but you have unexpected delay. So it's always good to have a little bit of a buffer time where you can either shift gears or even just being able to relax, you know, sometimes in between my sessions, I try to go out for a walk, get some fresh air, and be able to kind of be in the zone, right, because if we try to focus for too long of a time for for extended period of time, then then we're not going to be as effective. So try to give yourself time in between what you're doing in order to be more effective. So if you like these tips, and you'd like to be a part of this amazing group called the mindful Hearts Academy, where you learn to transform yourself from the inside out,

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doing the internal work, learning all the skills, all of the emotional intelligence being a success, you need to get on our waiting list. It is the mindful hearts calm. And you will, you will see how much you gain from this Michelle law and it's it's not just a you know, it's not just a weekend course. And it's not just something that's thrown at you. We are there along the way. It's uh, you know, for over a year of just support, guidance, motivation. And you know, you can read some of the testimonies of what the sisters are saying and how their lives have transformed and hamdulillah. So, join our team. I'm about to go and do the live now. And thank you for tuning in. Take care Salaam

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Alaikum