Sleeping allows us to refuel and restore our bodies. Sadly, we often deprive ourselves of needed sleep time, thinking that reducing this time is the only way to achieve more during the 24 hours that we have at our disposal each day.
But what if our sleeping time could help us save time during the workday? Would we then permit ourselves to enjoy a full night’s sleep?
Time management expert Kathryn McKinnon has provided us with a strategy to make sleep work for us during the workday in her best-selling book entitled Triple Your Time Today: 10 Proven Time Management Strategies to Help you Create and Save More Time!
Kathryn introduced me to the possibilities that lie within this concept in her answer to a question that I posed to her on LinkedIn. She said the following:
We have, on average, 20,000 thoughts each day. Unfortunately, about 80% of those thoughts are negative. That means you spend a lot of time thinking unproductively. It’s your negative thinking that gets in the way of accomplishing what you want to do because these thoughts create doubt and fear, which then create hesitation and inaction. That means it takes you longer to accomplish your goals–in short, it takes more time.
If you . . . let your mind go to work for you, your mind will spend that time, while you’re sleeping, finding a way to deliver a solution to your problem.
Triple Your Time Today gives step by step instructions on how to utilize this powerful strategy. A combination of focusing on the positive things that have happened during the day just before “lights out,” suspending judgment on the ideas that surface upon waking, and journaling are the keys to success – they tap into the well of creativity that each of us possesses. I have already begun to implement it with positive results, and have also noticed that I’m sleeping better at night.
What would it mean for you to get more rest at night and enjoy greater productivity during the day? Read Triple Your Time Today and find out! You’ll get great value from Kathryn’s sleep strategy and from the other nine time management strategies presented in the book as well.
Kathryn will be my guest on a free teleseminar on February 9 to discuss this concept more fully. To join us, visit GettingOverOverwhelm.com and enter your name and e-mail address so that you can receive the call-in details. (Note: I am not an affiliate of Kathryn McKinnon and have no financial stake in Triple Your Time Today.)
About the Author: Monique Y. Wells is the Paris Muse of Time Management™. She helps women solopreneurs and women who work from home “get over overwhelm” so they can enjoy less stress, more income, greater job satisfaction, and have more time to spend with family and friends outside of work – guilt free! For information on how you can get help getting rid of overwhelm in your business, visit her website at GettingOveroverwhelm.com.
Elena is founder of a technology PR agency that works with startups to billion-dollar companies. She is passionate about helping marketers and small business owners with practical publicity strategies, which she's also using for her own bling flip flop company.
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