We are a busy generation - always doing something somewhere for somebody. I often wonder is there really a such thing as “simple living”? Never seen it! 💁🏾♀️
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In life there’s almost always something going on which is why time management is one of the best skills to master! What I’ve come to realize is we have to practice making time. We don’t just stumble upon extra time and say, “WOW! I think I’ll use this to benefit my future in a brand new way!!!” We typically do something closer to “normal” for us in those situations.
On the otherhand, we may start a new habit and then, once we face a conflict or challenge with it, we push that habit to the back burner. Mentally, we haven't mastered saying no to things that will interfere with a new lifestyle.
It's hard - I know. Preparing for the foreseeable conflicts can help us make the desirable decision. So how do I prepare?
Lately, I’ve practiced making time by completing a weekly schedule at the beginning of the week. In this way, I have mentally and physically prepared for certain things to happen on certain days and times. No, it doesn’t all get done by Friday but hey... I’m practicing! 😉 I'll do this again and again until many Sundays from now, it will be like clockwork and I'll be more efficient with how I spend my time during the week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With new clients, I ask them to make time for walking a couple times a week and journaling during their prep week for my program. Why? Because if they can practice making time for that, we can replace those activities and build toward more over time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are you practicing making time for?