Admit it. We’re all time compressed. Or so we think.
Then of course, we’re overwhelmed. Or so we think.
And finally, who has time to smell the roses. We hardly have time to look at them.
Sound familiar? I’m sure it does and that’s because we’re all drinking the Kool-Aid and buying into our own hype that there’s not enough time in the day to do the things that need to get done.
Next thing you know, you’re sick, exhausted, and that only leads to even more feelings of overwhelm because now you have to try to carve out time to take care of yourself.
The secret is, you should started with self-care and then worked your way towards the other stuff. Oh, and you also need to learn the other secret that OVERWHELM is self-induced.
Whether you feel time is slipping away in your dating, career, friendships, or finding your passion buckets, the truth is you’ve got all the time in the world, you just need to give yourself the gift to realize that you’ve got all the time in the world.
- Stop all or none thinking. Not all your time has to be put into one thing before you move on to something else.
- Start with intentions. Everything you do that takes up time needs to have an intention assigned to it.
- Have fun and be creative with your time. When the traffic’s got you backed up and late to an appointment, use that time solve some other problem or reconnect with someone on the phone.
- Be gentle with yourself. If something doesn’t get done, don’t beat yourself up.
- Implement the 3/5 rule. Get three things done each day before you distract yourself with things that drain your time like social media, emails, etc. Even if emails are the lifeblood of your day, at least get one To Do List thing done before you dive into the abyss of emails. Then, make it point to get 5 and only 5 things done on a daily basis. If you do more, great, but start your day with, “These 5 things will be done before I leave today.
Finally, change the HAVE TO’S to GET TO’S! When you get to do something you’ll be a whole lot more excited than when you have to do something!