Are you chronically running late, running out of the house in a hurry and having to throw down your food? Time is hard to manage, and sometimes it’s fair to say it can’t even BE managed, that you can only play along. Still, it helps to know where you are and when…especially if you’re the sort to become totally engrossed in what you’re doing and forget the time completely.
It’s true that everyone carries a mobile phone these days, and so it is true that we have less need for wall clocks in every room of the house since most of use the ones on our phones. Let’s face it, plenty don’t even wear wrist watches such as sports watches any more!
Still a clock can really help you to stay on track. It may be that your eyes wonder when you start to day dream, and when you see the clock up on the wall it can wake you up again.
If you can get into a productivity oriented mind set, make the clock stand for your higher expectation of yourself. every time you see it, make a mental effort to stay on track. This sounds trivial, but can be a powerful mental tool. Just think how many time in an average day you either stop or even just slow down during tasks or chores. You could get them done much faster if only you stayed on track 100%, even 90% of the time.
So, make the clock stand for productivity.
Take an example; you’re in the kitchen and your goal is to make dinner by 6.30pm. So you’ve got out some vegetables, the pasta, a chopping board maybe, but you feel yourself gradually slowing down because you lack inspiration. This is a typical scenario, I do it myself and so do plenty of others.
Glance at the kitchen clock hanging there over the plate racks now, and time is ticking. What you have to do is make an effort to just do something, anything. Even if it is just one or two actions, it puts you closer to your goal, whatever it is. Now if you do this every time you glance at the clock, and can train yourself to keep doing it, you will get so much more done.
Maybe if you can apply this to a few of the repetitive tasks in your day, you will find you are not so short on time. Remember, make the wall clock a symbol of your productivity and keep on track with it.