Time Management isn’t the Problem… It’s “Me Management”…

Time Management isn’t the Problem… It’s “Me Management”…

Most people don’t really have a problem with time management. They have a problem with “me management.” Time management is easy, “me management” is what’s difficult.

Time management is putting all of your appointments on your calendar. That’s an easy, straightforward task that no one has a real problem completing.

“Me management,” on the other hand is the part where you make all of your workouts for the week you scheduled in advance on Sunday’s. Getting yourself to make those workouts is “me management,” not time management.

“Me management” is also saying NO to the things that you are asked to do that aren’t really aligned with your goals. “Me management” is how you keep from getting so overcommitted.

Time management is carving out 30 minutes a day to eat your lunch instead of working at your desk through it. “Me management” is actually shutting your office door or leaving the building to ensure you don’t get interrupted.

“Me management” is the ability to leave your computer alone in the evening so you can focus on winding down after a stressful day so you can get some rest at night. “Me management” is the ability to make your meals for the week rather than going downstairs to watch your favorite TV show.

Time management is setting aside time for life, like dinner with the family, exercising, decompressing, and reading something worthwhile. These things are easy because they are so enjoyable. Why don’t we invest more time there? Because we have “me management” problems.

“Me management” is the ability to rid yourself of the distractions YOU create in your life. The distractions that you subconsciously and consciously along to stick around in your surroundings.  The people you that hold you back emotionally, mentally and physically.

The secret (which is not really a secret) to life is knowing that you get in life what you tolerate.


Do you have a time management problem or a “me management” problem?

Which of your biggest time management problems is really a “me management” problem masquerading as a time management problem?

How could you develop the self-discipline to eliminate your “me management” challenges?

The O-Board Says…

A. 5 Sets Every 2 Min; 5 rep Deadlifts

B. Complete 5 rounds:
Every 2 minutes, complete:
Power Cleans – 4 reps
Box Jumps – MAX reps

*Rest 1 minute between rounds

Post by Chris; @cmoknows