How Do I Make Time For Me?

How many times have you said that?  “I don’t have time to” or  “If only I had more time….”

Modern lifestyles, juggling jobs, businesses, family, friends, is there any time left for me?

The easy answer is “No”.  If we settle for “No” then we’re seriously selling ourselves short and under estimating our abilities to prioritise, juggle, organise….. whatever it takes to find some me time.

It is January and we’ve probably taken on some new goals and resolutions too.  Where do we find that extra time from to run, go the gym, spend more time with our partners, something has to give if we are to be successful.

Try these 3 steps, to making some time:

  1. Make a list, make it big,  Write down everything you need to do regularly or as a one off.  This is the biggest to do list you’ve ever made.  Don’t miss anything.
  2. Now divide it into 3.  Be ruthless in your decisions.  Separate your tasks into  “What really doesn’t matter”, “What could be given to someone else”, “What has to be done by you”
  3. Make it a priority to talk to others that can help you, whether this is your boss, colleagues, partner, children, parents or friends, ask for help.  Ditch the stuff that doesn’t matter.  But make a task of doing it.  By that I mean don’t ignore them, make a conscious decision to remove them from your mind and your physical to do list.  Remind yourself they don’t matter. In fact exterminate them!            What’s left needs to be scheduled, your online calendar, or a diary – either will do – its the physical act of getting the information out of your mind and onto paper that creates the space and time you need to think and get on with the tasks you need to do.

Perhaps you need a bit more help creating a perfect work/life balance for you.  Carolyn regularly coaches business owners and employees alike on achieving a low stress, healthy lifestyle to create more time for what YOU want to do.  Call Carolyn now on 07714 216388 to see how she can help you achieve the life YOU want.

 

Exterminate your to do list!

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The End Is Near – But There’s Still Time To Achieve Your 2012 Goals

 

Did you have goals/resolutions in January?  When did you last revisit them?

 

I sit here at my laptop, half of me thinking about keeping on top of my daily tasks such as social media, prepping for clients, writing …… the list goes on.  The other half of me is thinking about shopping, Amazon, lists, and turkeys.  Everyone is busy.

 

Christmas is less than 6 weeks away, then suddenly, just one week later we’ll be in January and thinking about goals, aims, business planning and new year resolutions.  I expect to be welcoming the new year in with friends, bubbly and wondering what happened to 2012.  Where did it go? And thinking about the goals I achieved and those that I didn’t.

 

Its not too late.  With just over 6 weeks to the end of the year I could achieve quite a bit.  So next week I’m going to make a bit of time in my diary for reviewing my plans over the last year.  Not only will that help me get closer to achieving them in 2012, but also give me more clarity about my 2013 goals.  In fact what better to do than think about them with some clarity now than try and do that with a headache on the 2nd January.

 

So why not have a look at that list of goals.  What can you tick off before the end of the year?

 

 

 

 

New Year – Do you have Resolutions or Goals?

 

Resolutions! Some of them keep them, others forget them after a week.  Why?

Its often because we’re sitting down to do something that is fake.  We feel we should give something up because its the right thing to do and is expected after the party season.  The classic example is giving up alcohol or detoxing after over indulging for a week.  Many of us find it hard to give up something we enjoy completely, and once we’ve “just had one” the resolution is broken and its easy to give up completely.

What is much better is to make your resolutions into forward looking goals.  So lets take that example of giving up alcohol and turn in into a forward looking, positive intended goal.  How about?

“I want to achieve a healthier lifestyle during 2012”.  This gives up more options, we can do this by being more careful about our eating AND drinking habits without giving anything up.  It allows us to go to that special event and indulge for one night.

Goal Setting

So – use this week to have a good think about building on your PAR from last week and about what you want to achieve during 2012.  Next week, we’ll look at taking your goal and thinking about some specifics

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