by David Dean Mauro
Learning time management skills The Kensington Way™ is much more than another one of the random time management theories. Theories simply do not work. Practical behavior and systems of changing actions, and repetition of good, and more productive habits over time-That is what works.
The many real advantages of time management have benefits affecting not only physical and mental health, but also for cognitive-restructuring to battle against the damages to the human brain. The pace of modern living has surpassed our ability to cope with all the new advantages and stressors from them more in the past few years, than in the past several decades. This Bad Stress wreaks havoc on our Brain Functions, leaving us utterly incapable of balancing work and family.
Our nervous systems were simply not prepared, through those who raised us and our communities as well, for this new continuous Stress. Our responses to actual life-threatening “Stress” are inborn and innate. Our fight or flight instincts date back thousands of years, but are more troublesome now than before. While these natural instincts helped us during short times of danger (such as when we were being hunted as prey and the like) they are far less useful today.
Let’s face it, with technological advances, we live longer. Conversely, our adrenaline, pumped from our adrenal glands above the kidneys become imbalanced with the levels of cortisol stemming from the amygdala portion of the human brain, creating damaging brain functions on an ongoing and ever-increasing pace. Our Fear in the brain is forced to stay switched “on” from daily stress triggers like traffic, 24/7 bombarding of our senses with constant information overload by media in every shape or form.
Thousands of years ago we experienced it often, and the “Threat” (real or perceived) was short lived. Several factors come into play here. First, our Life Expectancy was much shorter back then, averaging only2 or 3 decades. The instinctive reactions were only short lived, however, and soon our bodies, minds, brain functions, and physical organs returned to normal after that danger was averted.
In other words, the “imminent danger” was only for short periods of chronological time (we’d either win, lose and get eaten, or escape).
However, today those same instincts do more harm than good. Our time management and personal prioritizing are off balance and we gain increased fulfillment in life, enjoyment, increased productivity and better mental and physical help by getting and staying organized, punctual and spending our time wisely.
Many triggers are common to many of us, and act just like we plugged too much draining, energy pounding equipment into s single electrical socket, keeping it on and burning it out. Thus, results are found in chronic stress fatigue syndrome and the like. Constant bombardment upon all of our senses damages us mentally and physically.
Because of television, smart phones and a global average (in developed countries) of children spending nine (9) hours per day in front of media, in one form or another, we have formed a false belief that we (for no reason) much always be “plugged in” and have “all information all the time”.
We do not. We cannot. We need not. The cure (yes, “cure”) is found in a drug-free solution. Learning time management skills, as actual skills practiced over time. While they are easy to understand, they’re by far not as easy to master. But the answer lies in setting and achieving wise use of our time, as a goal for life balance, and doing what matters most in life to you at any given moment.
We battle daily, stress triggers like failure in setting and achieving goals (setting family goals, setting performance goals, starting a business-all of which often fail or never accomplished).being stuck in traffic often for extended periods both to and from our destinations; multi-tasking (unreasonable demands leaving us stretched way too thin); texting and distractions while driving; negative media; medical effects of negative thinking; and resulting in natural marginal productivity and job burnout!
The consequences are obvious. Millions today have trouble adjusting on their own and to relearn how to concentrate on setting smart goals like:
• how to stay organized at home and at work; or even
• Simple personal prioritizing to keep one’s Life under control.
Learning time management won’t work if done as some mere “Theory”. Rather, it only works through a proven goal setting lesson plan so people can get Life under control, balancing work and family and find serenity of mind.
In the U.S., we operate and have been successfully applying The Kensington Way™ for over 18+ years OFFLINE and now bring it Online.
We wish you the very best, and welcome you to take advantage of all Samson’s site has to offer, and to visit Our Site as a supplement, for free downloadable time management worksheets.
We know you will see a positive change in your life, and are honored and grateful for your time and attention.
David Dean Mauro, J.D.
The Kensington Way™
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