A simple plan for time management.


Joanne Rodasta Wilshin


1 big chore (size does not matter)

1 clock

1 cup imagination


1. Focus on the chore and what it looks like when it is completed. It doesn’t matter how large or small the chore it. It can be any job that needs to be done.
2. Look at the clock and decide when you want it to be completed. It is more important for you to decide when you want to be done with the chore than it is for you to assume how long it will take.
3. In your imagination, see yourself being done at the time you’ve selected.
4. Start the chore. Focus on your work, rather than the time. For the recipe to work properly, you must forget about the clock and focus on your work. Looking at the clock will deflate the cake, so to speak.
5. When you’re done, look at the clock. Enjoy your sense of fulfillment and conscious creating.
6. For best results, don’t give yourself an impossibly small amount of time nor too much time. If you can, intuitively decide when you’ll be done.
7. This recipe works because time, like air, expands and contracts to fit the space you provide it.
8. Remember that if you think there’s not enough time, there probably isn’t. If you think a job’s too big, it probably will be. Likewise, if you consciously think and visualize there’s plenty of time and the job is smaller and easier than you think, you help to create just that.


1. When you are stuck in traffic or a huge line, ask yourself whether you want to get to your destination on time or at a certain time. (There is a difference!) Imagine what it looks like to arrive on time or at a certain time. Don’t watch the clock. Enjoy the wait. You’ll get through in the time you create for yourself.

2. When you have a lot of errands to do, make your list, and then decide how long you want it to take. Imagine what time it is when you are done. Start on your journey. Have fun watching all the serendipitous events that occur to help it all be completed in the time you’ve created.

3. If you have a huge, multi-sectioned chore, break it down into workable parts. Then follow the recipe above. You’ll be surprised how much easier it is to handle the chore.

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar.
There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.
One man gets only a week’s value out of a year
While another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.”
—Charles Richards

© 2003 by Joanne Rodasta Wilshin, MA, wrote Take a Moment and Create Your Life! She facilitates MindAffects™ Workshops, and provides private MindAffects™ consultations, either on the phone or in person. Contact: jrodasta at +1-949-7599300.