I don’t have TIME.
What you’re really saying:
- I don’t have boundaries.
- I don’t prioritize.
- I can’t say no.
- What I want to do isn’t important.
- I don’t make time for me.
- I’m busy proving that I am worthy, enough and love.
So the next time you want to say, “I don’t have time.” I want you to look at this list and pay attention to what you’re really saying.
Because you DO have time.
86,400 seconds EVERY day. The question is are you spending them in ways that bring you JOY?
Time is a commodity and you want to consciously spend it.
Here are 4 simple practices that will help you EXPAND time so you can start enjoying this amazing life you’ve been creating.
1. Implement More Self-Care
When you’re on an airplane they tell you to put the oxygen mask on yourself first, then you can help others. This is so true for all areas in your life!
If you are tired, overwhelmed and exhausted you do not have the energy for everything else you want to do in work and in life. And time flies by! Did you ever notice that?
Make time for self-care so you can be more present and in the moment.
Self-care can include exercising, getting enough sleep at night, having a date night, reading a book for pleasure – not learning, eating foods that support your body, a massage, facial, meditation, an energy work practice and so much more.
What self-care would best support you right now? Make sure you get it scheduled on your weekends and into packed work days to help you expand your time.
2. Create Routines
Routines tell you what to do at certain times of the day. They help you expand time because you don’t waste time thinking about what you need to do and when. You just do them and get them done.
Create routines that will best support you with your goals:
- Want to stay more balanced? Create a morning routine to help you start your day in balance. Added bonus – you’ll feel better and you won’t feel so rushed.
- Trying to fall asleep at night? It is such a waste of time! If you want to fall asleep easily and without medication create an evening routine to help you drift into dreamland quickly. There’s a reason you had a bedtime routine as a child! Sleep is key to making sure that you are present and energized throughout the day. If you’re tired, you waste that time not being as focused or productive.
- The same is true for eating healthy, exercising, doing hobbies you love. Create a routine that will give you more time in the areas you are working on.
What routines would help support you and give you more time?
3. Balance Your Schedule
I know you love your work and that you are driven BUT your goal wasn’t to work all the time. Your goal was to have a freedom lifestyle – one where you actually get to enjoy all these things you’ve worked so hard for!
Your vision wasn’t to live for your weekends and vacations. When you do that, you’re too tired to enjoy them and they go by way too fast! Plus you usually end up plugging into work anyhow.
Instead create a work schedule and STICK to it!
Look at your calendar at the beginning of the month and each week and look at how it is balanced or not. Each morning look at your schedule and hold firm to your start and stop times for work. Don’t overbook, instead leave intentional spaces for those last minute priorities.
By creating a balanced schedule, you won’t feel rushed and you’ll be able to get in all the things you want to do. You’ll expand your time for things you want and love to do!
4. Say “NO” More Often
When you say no to something, you are saying yes to something for you.
How? Because you spend a lot of your day saying yes to things that take away time for you to do the things you wanted to do for yourself. It’s the only thing you can take away from to squeeze this “thing” in.
By saying NO, you say yes to that walk, a book, a reasonable bedtime. See where I’m going with this?
What can you say no to and reclaim more time in your day?
Not having time is a choice.
You have so much power over how you spend your time. What will you start doing differently? How will you start to reclaim your most precious commodity – time?
Lisa Gornall is a Spiritual Medium, Healer and Coach. She is also an author, speaker and offers event support and coaching call support.
Lisa uses her intuitive abilities to coach career driven women at or near their breaking point to reset. Get your head, energy and life on point. Let’s get back to that freedom lifestyle you originally envisioned! Reset.