How to Manage Your Time with a Full Time Job

How to Manage Your Time with a Full Time Job

Why I'm making this video (00:00:00)

  • Ali, a doctor turned entrepreneur and author of "Feel-Good Productivity," introduces a three-part video series on time management outside of a 9-to-5 job.
  • The series aims to help individuals, including students and professionals, who struggle to find time and energy for activities beyond their 9-to-5 jobs.
  • Examples of such activities include starting a business, pursuing a side hustle, taking up a hobby, learning a new language, or spending more time with friends and family.
  • The goal of the series is to provide viewers with philosophies, mindsets, and experiments that can help them achieve more of what truly matters to them outside of their 9-to-5 jobs.
  • The first video focuses on foundational mindsets and philosophies for effective time management, followed by discussions on avoiding time drains and mastering essential time management skills in subsequent videos.
  • Viewers are encouraged to watch the videos in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the topic.

Time Is Your Most Valuable Resource (00:01:27)

  • Time management is a crucial skill for using time intentionally and effectively, as time is a non-renewable resource.
  • Avoid unintentional defaults like watching TV, scrolling social media, or clicking on recommendations, which can waste time.
  • Prioritize tasks and focus on the most important ones to avoid regrets in the future.
  • Create a daily schedule, set realistic goals, and break them down into smaller tasks.
  • Minimize distractions, take breaks, and delegate tasks whenever possible.
  • Regularly review and adjust your schedule to ensure its effectiveness.

You Can Do Anything You Want (00:04:59)

  • Prioritize tasks and focus on the most important ones first.
  • Avoid taking on too many tasks and learn to say no to less important ones.
  • Be realistic about what you can accomplish in a day and don't be discouraged by the lack of immediate results.
  • Take regular breaks to maintain focus and concentration.
  • Strive for progress and personal development by engaging in activities that enhance your skills and interests.

Life Maintenance Is Not the Goal (00:09:57)

  • To avoid feeling stuck in a rut, allocate at least one to two hours daily for activities that progress your life outside of work, such as pursuing hobbies or learning new skills.
  • Set specific, achievable goals for the year in the areas of work, health, and relationships, and regularly review them to maintain focus and motivation.
  • Prioritize and work towards your goals while enjoying the journey, as having something to work towards outside of work provides a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
  • For individuals with full-time jobs, effective time management is crucial.
  • The mindset of intentionality involves focusing on the present moment and being mindful of time usage, and regular reminders, such as a bell, can help individuals stay focused and avoid distractions.

Mindset of Intentionality (00:14:00)

  • Time management involves being intentional with how you use your time.
  • Regularly check if your actions align with your intentions.
  • Intentionality does not necessarily mean being productive or doing work-related tasks.
  • It's about being aware of and choosing how you spend your time.
  • When you don't meet your intentions, don't beat yourself up.
  • Instead, view it as a coding error and adjust your approach.

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