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Chapter 5. It's About Time > Creating the Illusion of More Time - Pg. 53

It's About Time 53 Creating the Illusion of More Time Whether you don't have enough time or can't find the right time, you probably wish there were 25 hours (or more) in each day. That's not going to happen, of course, but you can feel like you have more time by trying these tricks: · Focus on the moment.Time doesn't seem to go by so quickly when you fully live in the present moment, instead of going through the motions of life not focusing on what you're doing. · Simplify.The less clutter and commitments you have in your life, the less you'll feel pulled in so many different directions. When you simplify your life, you free up time. · Delegate.Short of cloning yourself (which someone is probably working on right now), dele- gating is the best way to get twice as much done in a limited period of time. Turning projects and chores over to others saves you time and energy. · Develop systems.If you feel like you waste a lot of time putting out fires, which are those crises and urgent matters that arise at home or work, you need to put organizational, management, and procedural systems in place so that those fires eventually stop igniting. · Slow down.The more you bite off, the longer you have to chew. If you keep adding things to our to-do list and taking on more responsibilities in your life roles, you're going to feel as though the days are shorter and time is running out. Quicksand!