Julie Morgenstern talks about how we can make time tangible.
Episode 1744: Making Time Tangible by Julie Morgenstern on Decluttering Your Time & Simplifying Your Life
Julie Morgenstern is an organizing & productivity consultant, New York Times best-selling author, and speaker. For over 30 years, Julie has been teaching people all around the world and at all stages of life how to overcome disorganization to achieve their goals. Her mission is to free each individual to make their unique contribution to the world - by helping them design their own systems for managing time and space that feel natural and are easy to maintain. This Inside Out approach to organizing everything gives readers, listeners, and clients the energy and knowledge they need to get (and stay) organized.
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This is living daily, living daily episodes. Seventeen forty four making time tangible
by Julie, Morgenstern of Julie, Morgenstern, dot com and I'm just molly, Happy Saturday, Russia, China,
should not allow and welcome to one of the only podcast in a world where blogs or narrated to you for free, that's with permission from the authors enjoy it sharing it with.
Anyone would be greatly appreciated I'll keep this short for the Saturday episodes. Let's get right to it,
install optimizing your life
making time tangible
a jewelry, Morgenstern of Julie, Morgenstern, our com, fresh laundry time about all these clothes away,
missing to yourself as merrily open your closet, proud of our task well done,
to be met by an avalanche of handbags and sweaters tumbling
from the upper shelf,
Again, you cry out ass. He dug out of the way
the seemingly endless barrage you trip over on runaway sneaker and dropping the basket of clean laundry all over the floor. That's it! I've had it enough is enough. You tell yourself it's time to get real.
He's been the remainder of the afternoon. Purging outstretched tee shirts, you never where persons
never use old shoes with warning
bills and outdated, looks he's been five straight out:
digging through the mass and making bold decisions and by the time, you're done. You're happy with everything you on your clothes are hung up with enough space between each
anger, so you can see everything clearly
shoes are neatly paired. Your top shelf is decidedly avalanche proof, menu, confident that the next time you open your closet
stand no risk of losing an eye or breaking an angle. Finally, sweet relief, that is until a phone rings.
Monsieur friend, Sally calling to ask if you want to join her in the game for a Hamilton Watch Party on July. Third, we're on a per cent. I mean you confirm.
when up your planet jotted in only to realise even doctors? A claim is scheduled for the exact same time, not wanting to disappoint Sally. You called doc
to reschedule only to find that the sole remaining appointment for the next two months is the same afternoon. Your schedule to do carpool pick up.
You schedule the appointment anyway, and make a note to call round to the other moms in the pool to see if someone can switch with you, Yanks simple sky,
billing oversight has now become a full blown lodge.
The goal nightmare costing you over an hour and stress in panic phone calls just as a disorganize space can cost time energy
so too can disorganized schedule. In truth, we tend to score
There are staggering amount of time each week mismanaging our appointments, introduce optimistically overbooking.
Selves and trying to jam things in where they don't fit only for everything to come crashing
down around US week after week, we find ourselves forced to scrap
well at the last minute to reschedule projects and plans trying to figure out where we can afford to cancel or put off the trouble with managing time.
In the journey from chaos. Order, people often find it easier to organise space then time, because space is something you can actually see stacks of papers, piles of clothing and shells full of knickknacks.
visible. You can pick things up and move them around in your space to see how they fit.
Easily see when your plate or your closet, is to four
Time, on the other hand, is completely invisible myths, something you feel if you
utterly amorphous how
is a day depends on your
energy and how much sleep you had. How
because our well, if you're doing something you
it was his by, but if you're caught up in something dreadful, crawls painfully alone, how long will given task take? Well that depends on how you feel about it. He doing the dishes must taken our love serving the net
The only ten minutes long time remain slippery and elusive. You'll have difficulty
aging your days to be successful. We need a change of perception of time.
We need to learn to see time and more visual, measurable terms. Think of your schedule, like a closet,
in my own journey to getting organised. My biggest bread
You came in. I realise that organizing time really is no different,
in organizing space, essentially just as your closet is a limited space into which you can only fit so many items
a schedule is a limited number of hours into which you can only fit
a number of tasks. Just as every pair of shoes you place in your closet, takes up a certain amount of room. Each task takes up a certain amount of time.
What do you learn to see time? Will you see space? You recognise that there are a quantitative limits to the time.
You have available just as your closet as a finite capacity. Each week gives us just one hundred sixty hours to get things done. When a closet is twofold,
you must choose to keep one pair of shoes over another. When your schedule is too full, you must choose to keep one task over another. Changing your perception of time facility to our ability.
more effectively plan and prioritize your days when you start to see your schedule as a container he began to think of you to do differently was no longer about whether you like or dislike asserted task is about how long a task will take in the potential return on your invent
As such, it becomes critical that we learn to evaluate our Todos quantitatively in terms of their size duration, rather than qualitatively, in terms of how we feel about them. Think about the size of your closet. Doesn't change based on how you feel about your wardrobe? So why should the size
your schedule into dues, just as we can tell whether an item will fit into our closet by its size learn to estimate how long a task will take is the only way to know whether we can fit it into our schedules. Ultimately, changing oppression
Time is the key to good time management because it serves to unlock assume
of other essential skills necessary to become the master of your own schedule? It is a pivotal
timesaving mindset shift that anyone can make opening the doorway to time estimating partisan
gin, schedule, management and more. It all starts with making time tangible.
You just listen to the post titled, making time tangible
actually Morgenstern of Julie, Morgenstern, dot com, a real, quick thanks to anchor for hosting this podcast anger is the easiest way to make a pie. Cast they'll distribute your podcast for you, so it can be heard everywhere: Spotify, Apple, podcast, Google, podcast and many more. You can easily make money from your podcast too, with no minimum listener. Ship anchor gives you everything you need in one place for free, which it can use right from your phone or computer creation tools lighter record and edit your podcast, so it sounds great download the anchor app or go to anchor dot fm to get started, bigoted Julie, great tips. You remind me of that principle that if you set a short amount of time to get something done, like I've, only spend thirty minutes on this next task them working on.
Then you'll tend to get it all done in that amount of time. But if you don't set a number and just work on it, usually be distracted and more or take your time or somehow magically and of taking longer than thirty minutes. Have you noticed that testify the case for me, so something to think about making time tangible and a sort of space tat you have to fit things into scheduled out. You might find your productivity improve so things again to Julie and thank you for being here have a great weekend if you listening in real time I'll be back tomorrow for the Sunday show where optimal life awaits
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