Making the best out of your day

We all have only 24 hours a day. It depends on us how we spend it. How we make the best out of it. Whether we waste the whole day doing nothing or we make use of every second makes a lots of difference.
Everyone has own priority and preference. Where to spend time and energy during the day and for what result is your own prerogative. For some people working in office is important while for others spending a quality time is more enjoyable. People allocate time towards the goals of making their career, or maintaining good health by doing exercise or Yoga. We also try to achieve the much talked of work-life balance, a new buzz word in crazily busy world.

Depending on the stage of life, your priorities would change. If you are a student, spending 8 hours in school or library is common but if you are a sports person, naturally your time would be spent sweating on the ground. Let’s say it’s your call of duty If you fail to give enough time to it, certainly you are not doing justice to your own craft. A professional working in a corporate office would dedicatedly be devoted to official work for most part of the day. Any deviation from it would be detrimental to his progress in short or long term. Let’s call this demand on your time as ‘call of duty’ which is essential for anyone to attend to.

If one can do the right balance between the call of duty and other activities of own choice or requirements, perhaps the day is productive. If there is skewed allocation of your limited time between various aspects of your life, it would create an imbalance sooner or later. Every aspect of life has to be attended to in appropriate way, every day. Nothing can be postponed indefinitly.

Having only limited time in our kitty, we all stive to achieve the maximum out of it every day. Have you ever wondered how is your day spent? Where do you give maximum of your time and energy? Is it for your call of duty, or any other activity of your choice or distress? Counting on your time is the best way to creating your own time. If you can watch the watch, your watch will never go out of your control. Yes, being mindful and judicious in allocating your time towards different demanding activities is the best way to monitor and control your day. This is the first requirement to make the best out of your day, any day.

Are you proud to be busy?

In today’s time, it is a fashion to be busy or at least appear to be occupied. Even those who are unemployed are saying that they are hard-pressed. No one has time. People are permanently in a hurry and have no time for simple things in life. It’s surprising that none of them is actually doing anything that is so important. Even the bosses tend to give the impression that the given task is the most important and utmost urgent. While knowing fully well that the same could easily be done during the weekdays, and in-office time, there is a trend to work and make others work during the weekend. Many times it is for such trivial tasks which don’t even need any attention.

This trend is killing peace of mind. Unfortunately, this culture has led us to a situation where unless you show up to be busy, people don’t take you seriously. Therefore not only the top bosses but also the junior executives follow the same mania. They pick up a task and give lots of time to the things which can otherwise be accomplished in much lesser time. It is as simple as that if you don’t have anything really important to do, you make whatever you are doing more important. You show that the work you are handling is so complex and demanding that it can’t be left at all. This tendency of acquiring self-importance is somewhere the reason behind everyone being badly busy in the world. This problem of being constantly occupied does not end there. It has many consequences.

It takes away your personal and family time. Overstretched schedule not only fills your diary but also your mental space. While in the ideal situation, whenever you leave the office, you should forget the work. But it doesn’t happen in most corporate and government offices. People bring office and work with themselves at home. In their mind, the work remains a constant thought. It’s petty but common. And, as said, many of them are non-demanding tasks. So, examine your diary and routine. Are you busy just for the sake of being involved or it is really something that needs your personal, compelling attention?