“I Don’t Have Time for That” – One Simple Shift to Make Time for You
Is it “time” to shift your mindset?
It’s been quite a while since I have written, as I was busy working in a short-term contract role. I wanted to write, wanted to create, wanted to do so many things these past few weeks – but I just kept not taking action.
“I don’t have the time” is what I would tell myself. “I am too busy with work, too busy to paint, too busy to write, too tired to cook . . .” the list goes on.
Sound familiar? What do you tell yourself when this voice enters your head? “I should be doing _____ , but I just don’t have the time.”
So what did I do?
I focused on my contract work, and let most everything else go. I wanted to work on my business, I wanted to paint, and yet I just didn’t quite follow-through with these things. I ignored my body, kept pushing through, and tried to do everything – with poor results. Then I started feeling ill, forcing me to take time off to rest.
I made a poor choice.
Today is a new day – a day filled with possibilities to make better choices and reframe my mindset.
No more “yes, but” – it’s time for “yes, and.” Yes I am busy, and I can make time to do something for me today. I am busy with work, and I can stop for 30 minutes to paint. I can turn off the TV and go for a walk. I can shut off my social media and read a book. I can say NO to something else, and YES to what I value the most.
If this sounds familiar to you, it’s time to re-prioritize and make time for you.
How can you prioritize your wellbeing?
How simple can you make it?
- Write down all the things you tell yourself you don’t have time for. Take one minute and make a list. Circle your top three priorities.
- Now write down what is standing in your way – what are you doing that you can stop doing? Circle the one item that is easiest to remove from your schedule.
- Schedule in your calendar one priority for you this week, replacing what you want to cut out.
I Challenge You to Prioritize You
What can you do TODAY to make time for you?
Let go of the old mindset – making time is all about shifting the mental constraints we have and re-prioritizing ourselves.
You must take care of yourself in order to take care of others. Your health and wellbeing depend on it.
I challenge you to commit to one thing you will do for yourself this week – post it in the forum.
I’ll be posting mine!