Managing your time is a struggle for many of us, but author Marie Forleo has a basic, often-overlooked tip to get your schedule under control: Stop looking at time as the enemy. As long as you do, you’ll have an antagonistic relationship with it, and it’ll always be a source of pain and stress.
Of course, changing your relationship with time doesn’t suddenly make it easier to manage or give you more hours in the day, but it does help make rearranging your calendar and scheduling to-dos and appointments less of a stressful thing you avoid doing at all costs (or until it’s too late.) In short, if time is your adversary, you’ll always struggle against it instead of working with it and learning what you can and can’t do in a given day.
Instead, as she explains in this video above (starting at 2:36), if you try to have a more dispassionate relationship with time, you immediately give up that unnecessary stress—and get back the energy you put into feeling terrible about managing your schedule. The rest of the video is full of productivity tips as well, so it’s worth a watch if you’re looking for some other ways to be productive, including some things we’ve mentioned before like creating your own productivity method by remixing the things you like from others, the importance of a good morning routine, and the productivity benefits of exercise. Hit the link below to give it a watch.