By STRETCH+BLOOM | On April 9, 2018 In Work-life balance
You know you should be taking better care of yourself but how do you find more time for yourself when you have a crazy to-do. Today I want to share with you 3 quick tips to put time on your side.
1/ TAKE MINI-RETREATS THROUGHOUT THE DAY
Granted it’s not always easy to shut everything down and take off for a few days. However you can still escape for a few minutes. That’s all it takes to recharge (and get productivity boosting insights)!
Make it a priority to resource throughout the day: take a 5 min break every hour. Instead of getting coffee (that messes up your adrenals) or scrolling through your social media feeds (that give you comparatitis or drag you in a hole a mindnumbing drivel) take a moment for a flash nap (a technique favored by Dali), a short meditation or some stretching.
It doesn’t sound like much, but those few precious minutes will work wonders by helping you resource, reconnect with yourself and create more space for what truly matters.
2/ GET A SUPPORT TEAM
I know most modern superwomen like to think of themselves as a one woman band who can do it all, but is it the best way? You’re there for everyone but who has your back?
Having a well-rounded support team will help you find more time for yourself. Besides the usual suspect like using delivery services, getting a cleaning lady, becoming best friends with your (eco-friendly) dry cleaner, one powerful tip is to get a virtual assistant.
Even if you don’t have a business a virtual assistant can be a life saver. The research for this board you’re volunteering on, creating those slides for this important presentation (be mindful of your company’s confidentiality policy if you’re an employee!): a virtual assistant can save you lots of time.
It’s a small investment that doesn’t have to break the bank (you can hire people just for a few hours or even by the task) and you’ll find that the extra spending is well-worth the freed time you can invest in yourself.
Ultimately, even though your polite inner perfectionnist would like to convince you otherwise, some things just don’t need to be done.
You don’t need to attend every meeting, every event you’re invited to.
You don’t need to participate in every conversation, every argument you’re invited to.
Skip the non-essential, drop out of the drama, ignore the gossips, avoid the time wasters, reclaim your time.
To find more time for yourself, you have to be ruthless: be selective and only participate in what really adds to your bottom line.
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