#189 - HOW TO SPEND MORE TIME ON WHAT MATTERS, with Kristina & Laura Vanderkam

Hello & welcome back!

Do you ever find yourself hoping that someday, life will be less hectic?! 

One day’, you say, you'll ‘finally have time for the activities that you love’. Writing that book, more time for you, chasing your dreams, traveling with friends… 

But life is unpredictable – and full - and if we're not careful, dull, unfulfilling tasks can quickly occupy our precious hours, derail our best-laid plans, and make life feel like a slog.

In her latest book Tranquility by Tuesday, my podcast guest Laura Vanderkam explains that if you want something to happen, you need to design your life to make it happen – and you’re going to love taking a front row seat on this inspiring conversation as we talk through how to do just that.

Laura is a world leading expert in time management & productivity, and her practical ideas will inspire and challenge your thinking in equal measure.

Key Takeaways:

(1) Being Intentional About Time Management is Essential for You:

Laura emphasizes the importance of intentional time management in creating a fulfilling life and spending time on what matters.

(2) You Need a Weekly Planning Practice for Success:

Implementing a weekly planning practice is a high-impact strategy for you. This practice involves dedicating around 20-30 minutes on Fridays to plan the upcoming week, identifying important professional & personal tasks, and allocating time for them in your diary.

(3) Your Mindset Shapes Your Productivity:

Cultivating a positive mindset is key to productivity – and getting time to spend on what matters - and it takes focus.

Starting the day intentionally will foster a productive mindset, setting you up you to tackle tasks and interactions with enthusiasm and joy.

(4) Embrace Your Passions and Prioritize Them:

Finding and pursuing your passion enhances time management. Integrating activities that bring joy and align with personal interests into daily routines creates a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

(5) Outsourcing and Delegation for Efficiency:

Delegating tasks that don't align with your strengths or passions is crucial for time optimization (and your own joy!).


You’ll going to love the insights in this episode - and when you finish listening, I want you to ask yourself, what is one action that you can take today to improve how you use time so you can move closer to creating your dream life?

As always, I’d LOVE to hear what resonates with you – and what you plan to implement after listening in. So please share below and let’s keep the conversation going in the Dream Life Podcast Facebook group here.    

Have a wonderful week …and Dream Big!



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