- Psychological Issues
There I was, running around trying to juggle umpteen items and doing only a fair job of it at best. There was my therapy business, and I have been putting big pieces into place to add coaching to my business along with having to prepare a presentation for an annual convention. Then there’s family, kids’ needs, marital needs… You know what I mean.
Suddenly I thought about my wife. I began to notice how smoothly she manages tasks in her life. It would have been really easy to miss because she really does make it look effortless, but when you add up the sheer number of things she does… WHOA! Absolutely amazing!
So, about two weeks ago I asked her if she would teach me how she juggles so much so well. She asked for a few days to think about it. She said, “Honestly, I just do it, so I’ll have to think more about how it is that I do all I do.” Here is what she came up with.
Her first comments came a few hours later. She said, “Do you remember my favorite game, Tetris? Well, I work with time like I play the game Tetris.” Pieces are always falling, it never stops. Sometimes you get an indication of what’s coming, because at the right of the screen there’s a picture of the next falling piece, but when the pieces pick up speed you often have no time even to look over to see what’s coming. You simply have to fit them all into place as they are falling at a frenzied pace. “This,” she said, “is how I manage time.”
What a great analogy and then she added these jewels to round it out for me. I’m passing them along to you. They’ve already made a difference in how I deal with time management. I know they will for you too.
Best wishes towards your wise use of time!
Dave Turo-Shields, ACSW, LCSW is an author, university faculty member, success coach and veteran psychotherapist whose passion is guiding others to their own success in life. For weekly doses of the webs HOTTEST success tips, sign up for Dave’s powerful “Feeling Great!” ezine at http://www.Overcoming-Depression.com