Maximize Your Time

By: Leo Fontana

Alright team, this is a blog for myself, if you find value and would like to be better with your time then let me know I would love to help you or just keep you accountable.

Are you like me and think by the end of the day that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get stuff done like you planned? Well that is something that many of us struggle with but we don’t try to maximize our time, especially  with my generation (Millennials) and social media. We have 24 hours in one day and if we are lucky we sleep 8 of those hours. That leaves us with 16 hours to get a few things done. So why isn’t that happening like we planned.

Well we have a hard time prioritizing what needs to be done throughout the day. For example, for me my priorities are, being a father, being a husband, being a good employee and being a good coach. We all have a lot of different hats that we wear throughout the day so creating a priority on what hats are more important for that day, that part of the day and that hour will help keep things in line.

When I wake up I make sure to have my husband/father hat. I help my wife with my daughter if she’s awake and then head to work. At work I wear my manager/coach hat, I try to get done as much as I can in the first 30 min before I get to coach my first class then following that I meet with one of the coaches to see how their progress is going on their project. Then the coaching/manager hats are worn the rest of the day until I get to go home and get back to my husband/father hat. Okay simple enough right? Well yes, on paper.

What happens in real life is that throughout the day is that random things and problem will happen that throughs your day off. I have my daughter with me at work she gets here around 9- 9:30am and we have an awesome girl watch her until 1pm, when she leave I have her until her mom comes to pick her up around 3-3:30pm, in this time I am not neither a good father or a the best employee. My daughter does good and we have a lot of toys to entertain her but I still need to keep an eye on her and what she is doing, if she gets into something she’s not supposed to I need to stop whatever I am doing and make sure she’s okay. Life isn’t easy but how can you maximize every min of your life.

I believe that for me personally, trying to be better at time management and figuring out a way to block all the noise around me while trying to my best at the task ahead and then check off the list and move to the next task and then the next and the next will be the best way to go. If that happens, I will be a better father and better husband when I get home because I wont be worried about all the things I wasn’t able to do at work. Getting as much done as well as possible while having no distraction when I do have care help for my daughter so I can leave the not as important things to do while I watch her. Maybe ding things that don’t require too much brain power while being with her because I know I will get disrupted, like cleaning and fixing equipment when she is with me and making some type of game out of it and when I do have help try to get all my programing and computer tasks that requires more attention will maximize my time and performance. I know you guys have different problems to solve at work and at home but if you can figure out what works the best for you when it comes to maximizing time I promise all of us that we will be able to enjoy our workout time, our family, our sleep and overall life, we just have to be DISCIPLINED.

If you need any help figuring out what works for you or just an accountability partner feel free to reach out to me at [email protected].