Making time in your schedule for YOU.
Today’s lesson is SIMPLE. Make a list of all the things you want to do for yourself. This should include exercise, personal time, family time, reading, yoga, massage, or whatever else you keep telling yourself you want to do. Jot down these items.
Take a look at this list and see if it’s complete. Make sure it reflects your desires for SELF CARE.
If you did these things, would you feel complete in life? Would you be rested, calm, fit, and happier?
What else would need to be there in order to feel that way? Write it down.
Next, sort these items into the order of importance you’d put them in. The most critical one should go on too and then down from there.
Now let’s do a quick reality check. Let’s open the calendar 📆. Look at your schedule this week (or any average week if you’re do8ng something vastly different right now).
What’s on your schedule? How many of the items on your list are actually reflected on your calendar? Is there a block of time set aside for you to get to the gym? How about family time? Have you scheduled time to read? Where do these things fall on your timeline?
If you’re like most people, practically none of your self care items show up on your calendar. That says something to the universe and your inner self- namely, that you don’t prioritise these things.
Here’s the rule : if it’s important enough to you and your life, then it should be on your calendar. Look at what happens to your time. The world will always serve up items, tasks, events, calls, meetings, or drama to fill your time.
Nature hates a vacuum. Your schedule will bet gobbled up by the chaos all around you unless you step in and own it.
The key lesson is to think through your needs and build them into your day. This is a process for you to practice and eventually master. Honour your appointments with yourself and you’ll reap the rewards. Hold the line and you’ll start to feel full again.