Controlling Your Time

Key Takeaways

  • Many things about how we live daily life have changed, due to COVID-19.
  • If you’re working from home, you may find you’re better able to manage your time and are more productive.
  • This is a good opportunity to reevaluate how you use your time, structuring it in a way that works best for you.

Self-help books, various diets, workouts and exercise equipment – these are all tools people use to improve themselves and their lives. Unfortunately, they often fail, and it tends to be because they don’t fully commit to making the change. It can be especially difficult to commit to change when we’re busy, not fully in control of our time because we’re working full time.

This has changed for a lot of people, due to COVID-19. Many people are working from home, no longer dealing with lengthy commutes, and finding that they’re actually more productive at home. They’re not being interrupted by co-workers and are able to have more of a voice in video conferencing calls because only one person talks at a time. It all adds up to more time, allowing us to better structure our days.

Workers have had to make many adjustments, but are discovering that some things that weren’t working in the previous environment are now working. With this new breathing room, you may have found yourself making changes and restructuring your time.

We know that people who are successful do things in a structured way. Many of them get up early and tackle the hard things first. Those who are night owls wake up later and work late into the night. But whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, this is an opportunity to restructure the way you go about doing things to reach your goals.

Perhaps it’s time to pause and consider what you want things to look like in two years – how can you take this newfound freedom and time, and restructure it in a way that works for you? What were the hindrances you had when you had to commute to and work in an office, and how has the elimination of these hindrances opened new opportunities for you?

This time is a chance to reset and put that self-help structure in place to make a difference in your life. Improve how you operate and make progress toward whatever you consider to be success. Give it some thought the next time you’re looking at how you’re scheduling your days, and you’ll likely boost your productivity. Until next time, enjoy.


Gary Klaben is in our Glenview, IL office and serves our clients who are now located all over the country. He has over 30 years of experience and is the author of Changing the Conversation, Wealth of Everything and co-author of The Business BattlefieldWhether advising his clients, mentoring his team, or coaching entrepreneurs, he is always simplifying complexity and motivating others to take the next action that’s right for them.

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