Archive for November, 2010
If you have ever played Pacman the video game then you know that Pacman goes around the board eating the dots until the screen is clear and then goes on to the next level.
Visualize Pacman as all the things you do in a single day and the dots as your time in a twenty-four hour day. The next level will represent a new day.
Pacman goes around gobbling all the dots over and over as long as the ghosts do not reach him. So the more he eats the more the dots disapear.
Imagine if there were three, five or even twenty Pacmans on the screen at once. How fast would the dots disapear.
Now think about your day. How many Pacmans or time eaters do you have eating at your time, gobbling until there is none left and it is time for a new day.
Many times people say there are not enough hours in the day to do all they want to do. How many of the things you in a day are really necessary?
Do you waste time doing the same mundane task over and over instead of scheduling a time to do so and then moving on to the next task?
Make a list of the things you do. How many of those things need to be done daily or hourly. Figuring out the answer to this question could save you much time.
Many times we create our own anxiety over an issue and feel we have to do a task more than we really need to.
For example if you blog, do you really need to create a new blogpost daily or could you write a few in advance and schedule them to show at an appointed time?
Sometimes we waste time because we did not do what we should have already done. Hence the statement, the lazy man or woman works twice as hard.
If you work a nine to five and cook dinner daily, how much time do you think you would save if you had keep your kitchen clean and orderly alleviating the need to clean before you can cook and having to hunt for ingredients?
Other times the problem could be too much of something we enjoy.
Do we really need to talk to our friends every hour on the hour?
Do we have to watch every show in a series marathon?
Evaluating what we do against what we need to do can banish some of the time eaters in our lives.
“PAC-MAN” is a video game that was released by Namco Bandai Games (then called Namco) in 1980. http://pacman.com/en/about
To Your Success,