Managing Time with the Optimal Week Tool
by Samantha Cooprider.
Wouldn’t it be incredible to get everything you wanted done? To finish everything you started? That would be the best week ever. And while perfection is oft sought, but rarely achieved, having more productive days is really a skill of time management.
Having the best week ever would mean making a conscious choice to look at the reality of how we spend our time. We all have personal and professional responsibilities as well as goals for ourselves. Yet, for most of us, there’s a disconnect between what we’d like to see in our lives and how we are actually spending the hours of our day.
The Optimal Week is a tool that allows us to make our time reflect our priorities in a way that’s aligned with reality.
It helps you make the shift from being at the mercy of time… oh, I really need to exercise more, or I want to sleep more, or spend more time with the kids… to being in reality about your ability to make conscious choices about what you do with our time – which is another way of saying that you are interested in being more conscious about how you live your life.
It’s about learning to opt-in on a slightly different mind-set. When I first learned about this tool I said, yes, thank you! I had done so much work around finding clarity on my priorities, my goals and my responsibilities. And yet, it was hard to actually fit them all in.