You know how to prioritize the tasks that must get done, but what about making time for more of what you love?
Do you ever feel like you’re giving too much of yourself?
Now that it’s spring, there’s no better time to do some spring cleaning for your personal life to get back more of what you put out there.
Here are a few ways to make sure that happens!
1. Be honest with yourself
If you could create your perfect life, what would it be? Write down the things that you would like to have more time for in your life – like reading, learning a hobby or spending time with people that you enjoy being around.
2. Reflect on the things you’re currently doing
It helps to make a list of what you currently spend your time on – from working to caring for your kids to running errands. Think of it as a summary of your weekly life. You’ll want to look at this compared to what you want to see more of in your week.
3. Decide what you can compromise on
You might not be able to change the fact that you have to go to work, but how you get there could be changed. Maybe the stress of driving is wearing you down. Instead of making yourself crazy, try using a carpool service, and read while on your way to work. Then you get more time to read, and you don’t have to deal with traffic – a win-win.
4. Stop saying “but”
If you’re always saying you want to do something and adding “but” in there afterward, it’s time to change that way of thinking. Those three little letters are convincing you that you don’t deserve the things you want more of.
Let’s look at a common place where you add “but” in your life. You need to get groceries for your family. No one can deny that’s not important. “I want to take that new hot yoga class, but I have to go to the supermarket.” Well, not exactly correct! Our terrific online world allows you to order all of the things you need and either run by and have it brought out to your car or even better, delivered to your door. Problem solved.
You might even add this “but” when you need to make dinner. You don’t need to, though. You can prep your meals on your Sunday and voila! Your early evenings are free to pick up another pursuit.
You’re so trained to feel guilty for indulging the things you want. The truth is you need to do the things you want because you can’t be your best for everyone else if you don’t take care of yourself first.
What are 3 things you want to make more room for in your life?
For me personally, I’d love to free up time in my days to be able to… go for a daily beach walk, read one of the many books on my list and spend more quality time with my sweetheart.
Leave a comment below and let me know what you’re ready to make more room for in your life.