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Time Management Tips

These are notes that I found, taken from the “Time Traveller” workshop by Mohammed Al Shareef. I have also purchased this series. It is very benificial in helping us organize our lives, relationships, time, priorities etc. to help us chase our dreams and maximize our positions in the next world, bee idn Illah. You can purchase the entire set here:


Here are some of the notes:

10 Time Tips
1. Aim higher EVERY DAY. Better than day before. Start day with intention to make day best of your life. Push self.
2. Get things off of mind immediately, so you can use it for other important things. Mind is prime real estate. Only leave room for best knowledge in brain. Other things write down and get off of mind right away.
3. Write things down in places where you will come across it again.
4. Praying fajr in masjid every single day. Create habit of staying awake after fajr everyday. Baraqa after fajr time during morning.
5. Oxygenate blood in morning. Ex: Deep breath, cardio exercise, recited Quran after fajr.
6. Choose when next break will be and write it down. That way focus on work only during work time, and focus on break only during break time.
7. Delete distractions. Ex: TV, minimize internet (choose times during day when no internet allowed)
8. Never multi task. Only focus at what is at hand. Pay full attention to people you are talking to. Don’t check phone/email while talking to them. Finish work first if you have to, then talk to them with complete focus (Sunnah and adhab of a Muslim).
9. Start on the right foot. Start day with most important things so day goes right. Don’t check random emails/chat.
10. Get a mentor/life coach for accountability. Must be someone you respect, “fear” or feel embarrassed to tell you didn’t accomplish tasks, and must be knowledgable enough to ask you the right questions.
The feet of each slave of Allah (swt) will not move on the day of judgement until four questions will be asked:
1. How did you spend your life?
2. How did you spend your youth?
3. What did you do with your knowledge?
4. How did you make your wealth and how did you spend it?
Time should be the most precious thing to you in your life.
A scholar (didn’t catch the name) said that every night you should hit your bed so exhausted from the work you did that day that once your head touches the pillow you fall asleep right away.
Start with good intention to MASTER time to do more for family, memorized Quran, wealth, etc.
Make dua to MASTER time
People will not get anything except what they strive for.
Perfection or an oustanding life will not happen by accident. Ex: God exists b/c world is perfect. Therefore. a perfect life can’t happen w/o intelligence.
Average Life:
Sleeping 30 years
Work 10 years (work should be life mission and something you love)
TV 10 years
Internet 6 years (could be even more now)
Eating 4 years
Standing in line 4 years
Driving 3 years
Bathroom 3 years
Others: Household chores, daydreaming, phone, etc.
Save years
Make job life mission: gain 10 years
Remove TV: gain 10 years
Wake up for fajr and start day right after: 10 years
1. Clean brain out of junk
2. Focus on what is important/best, and delete things that are even just good and obviously bad
3. Big dreams require delegation. Must use teamwork and deal with other people.
4. Can’t get anywhere unless know where you are going.
5. Excellence and ihsan is never an accident. Must have plan and intention.
Get out of comfort zone. Become slightly uncomfortable

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