#managingtime #valuesandneeds #whatisyourstory #independence

July is a month to celebrate independence. Self-sufficiency, self-reliance, self-dependence is what our forefathers envisioned as they began to create The United States. They were clear on the vision of what America could be.  What are you doing to make sure you are independent and clear on who you want to be? This starts with self-awareness, understanding your values and needs.

If you are trying to understand how to ignite your passions and you are waiting to see fireworks, you might be waiting until next July 2022 if you don’t take charge of your time. Time is perhaps your most valuable commodity. Once it is gone, you can’t get it back. You can get back money if you lose it; you might be able to retrieve a friendship gone sour because of actions or words, but that minute, hour, day or month cannot be retrieved.

How do you make sure you are spending time that matters? Do an inventory of your relevant values and needs. Dig deep and find out what matters most. Is retirement in your future or perhaps creating a career after raising your children. Graduate students are looking to kick off their professional endeavors in a field they have mastered. As you create your next chapter, what does your story look like? Once you know those values and needs, write down your big goal and sub goals. How will you get there? Use your time wisely. If you are not sure how to best manage your hours, here is a tip.

Use a time log to see patterns of how you spend your time. Time logs can be grabbed from the internet https://templatearchive.com/time-log/or you can design your own. Track your hourly actions for a couple of weeks and decide if your daily behavior is stifling who you want to be and what you want to accomplish.

Spend the month of July reflecting on how you can be self-reliant, self-sufficient and self-aware. If you need help, Captured Clutter might be able to help you frame the questions you need to find the time you need to start July with a loud bang. You can receive valuable life-balance tips from our monthly newsletter: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/AjPjip4/Dec2020 . For an introductory consult, click on this calendar link: https://calendly.com/ldsunstuck/consult-meeting