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Time is a Choice

In an article published in the June issue of More Magazine, Sharon Cotliar interviewed author Laura Vanderkam on how to earn more and still have time for yourself

Sounds fantastical, doesn’t it?  When Vanderkam researched her latest book, I Know How She Does It, she discovered some great tips to help achieve this.

Make time for regular exercise.  Exercise give you more energy, and that’s key if you want to have a full life.

Be more mindful of time away from the office. Plan your weekends mid-week. 

Don’t limit your earning potential by not going for “big jobs.” Don’t assume top jobs require 80-90 hours a week.  The average CEO works 52 hours a week. That still leaving room for other things.

Take intentional breaks. This gives us time to ourselves and helps us to focus later.

Keep a time log for one week. If you want to spend your time more effectively, you have to know how you’re spending it. 

Her best advice?

“Rather than say, ‘I don’t have time,’ say, ‘This isn’t a priority’ instead. That language is more accurate. I have time to train for a marathon. I just don’t want to. Acknowledging that reminds me that time is a choice. If I don’t like the way I’m spending it, I need to figure out a way to change that.”

Read the full article here.

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