What do FT, PT & DT have in common ?
Apart from self care, time management is a close second when it comes to being successful.
Some of the most successful people I know, apply these three things in their daily lives.
FT = Fun Time
PT = Productive Time
DT = Domestic Time
And together they develop a good SCT (Self Care Time) lifestyle.
It is not too important in what order these are actioned, but a matter of personal choice. One may feel that things at home, around the house need to be done first, followed by some fun time and then on to productive time.
Now what would you call ‘Fun Time’?
Fun is doing something that you really enjoy, adding value to your life. You really appreciate doing it and something that gets your engine revving again.
It must, above all else, lift your spirits and give you a positive emotional experience.
‘Productive Time’ or some call it proactive time, making things happen?
But it is not the quantity of what one is doing during a given period of time, but the quality which generates the most change or reaction.
Most people chill out after some fun time, by going for a walk before engaging in the productive part of their day.
Tip – Manage yourself first by developing & selecting sound habits.
Domestic Time, or what some refer to as ‘Drudge Time’?
Do you reach that time of the day when you sigh with relief and collapse into a chair, wishing fervently, that someone would bring you a cup of tea?
But this period of time is important time. It is the glue that holds the rest of the day’s time together.
It is like ‘check-in’ time for the day’s flight. Well planned activities will ensure that you get to the next stage well rested & raring to go.
Tip – put some clothes on before rushing out to fetch the morning newspaper !
Finally, I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject. Do You have a well oiled time machine?