“You’ve got to make room for a wish to
-- Barbara Sher
“It takes time to save time.”
-- Joe Taylor
“Until you value yourself, you will not value
your time. Until you value your time, you will
not do anything with it.”
-- M. Scott Peck
“The greatest amount of wasted time is the time
not getting started.” -- Dawson Trotman
“Do you know what happens when you give a
procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!”
-- Donald Gardner
“I find it fascinating that most people plan
their vacations with better care than they plan
-- Jim Rohn
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the
unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
-- Hans Hofmann
“At any moment, you have a choice, that either
leads you closer to your spirit or further away
-- Nhat Hahn
If we want our lives to be meaningful, then surely we need some
free time each day to explore our experience and uncover our passions.
Slow down for at least a few minutes daily to reflect on how your life
is unfolding and choose what fulfills you.
Invest only 5 - 10 minutes per day in yourself and ask the Smart
Review Questions below. These questions, reflected upon and answered
daily, can bring positive change to your life quickly. For best
results, set a specific time of day for this brief review to support
you in building and sticking with a routine.
Focus on awareness, efficiency, decision making and handling tensions.
Claim your power to take charge. Reduce the demands, stimuli,
interruptions and busyness in your life. Eliminate your time wasters.
Give yourself space to allow a new level of experience to happen in
TIP – Create 12 equal sized boxes on one page in your journal
and write very short answers for each question. On the following days,
keep adding your answers to the same boxes.
- What was your peak experience or accomplishment in the past day?
Your main challenge?
- What emotional reactions, stresses or tensions were triggered in
the last 24 hours?
- What decisions need to be made? What problems need to be solved?
- What early warning signals are calling for your attention?
- What did you learn about yourself in the past 24 hours?
- What new ideas, insights or urges came up?
- What strong desires did you notice?
- How did you experience any reflection, stillness, relaxation or
- What can you do to improve your health, energy and memory?
- Who, including yourself, needs your acceptance or forgiveness?
- What goals or next step are unclear or need more effort?
- What is your ‘critical inch’ (thanks to Richard Carlson) – your
most important immediate next step?