January is over. New month, new proper beginning. Days are brighter. And it is leap year this year.
We write our own autobiography each day by deciding what to focus on. If there’s things you have always wanted to do, but you never seem to find the time because there’s never any space in your calendar, well here’s an idea for you: Consider eliminating some of the things that make you feel too busy. Just because you’ve been using your time in a particular way for a long time doesn’t mean you need to keep doing that. You might start with the typical time-wasting stuff and see what can be delegated. Either to other people or to AI*.
However, what I mean by eliminating things is the proper time consuming things you do, things that might or might not be of less joy or use as time has moved on. You see, in order to add some new things to your days, some stuff just gotta go!
There’s 168 hours in every single week. The more clearly you know how you want to spend your days, the easier it becomes to say no to the requests that steal your hours.
So if you’re in 2024 strategy revising mode still (there’s another 11 months left after all) have a go. Because if you commit to nothing, you’ll be distracted by everything. And we all know this world is distracting enough at the moment, as it is...
Happy planning. And enjoy your bonus day on February 29th.
*): Letting Artificial Intelligence do your meaningless tasks will make you do less, but better work. I read in the paper the other day that more than a quarter of the UK and US population could benefit form productivity gains provided by AI and see their workweek reduce from 40 hours to 32 hours. While maintaining their pay.