I bet you’re agenda is filled with professional appointments and a ton of neatly organized work meetings.
But do you do the same for your personal life and most importantly, do you also schedule time off and fun?
Do you consciously think about what you want to do with your family and friends?
Or is it something that comes only after all of your professional appointments are booked? Maybe then, and only maybe, if there is some time left over, you might think that something fun or relaxing could fit in?
It’s time to shift your attention and change your scheduling priorities.
Life ALWAYS gets in the way if you let it, and time flies by so fast!
On a Sunday evening you come to realize, wow, where has the week gone?
And you’re heading for a new Monday and a new week ahead.
I always come back to conscious living. What do YOU want to do, and what is important to YOU? When your core values are clear, then you know what you want to spend your time on and what you can go without. You know when to say yes, but most importantly, do you know when to say no?
If you have read this far, I have successfully triggered your interest. So I suggest that you give this a try and tell me about it:
- Start by picking out a week that currently has no appointments, or the least appointments of the upcoming weeks, ensuring you have enough time.
- Think about what you would like to do that week in terms of fun and relax.
- Block these time slots, now.
- Wednesday afternoon, some quality time with the kids, to do whatever you don’t get to do during a normal week.
- Friday, date night. Hey why not? 😉
I would recommend to always have a date night. If you want a healthy relationship you need to dedicate time to each other, no matter if you’re together for just a year or if you’re in a relationship that’s been going on for over 20 years. You need to connect or maybe now is the right time to reconnect!
- Coffee with a girlfriend on Thursday or party time with a bunch. Do you know that we, women, really need some girly time and that that will increase our lifespan AND it’s good for our hormones?
You fill in as many slots as you want to, and also treat them as real appointments.
You wouldn’t cancel an important appointment with a customer or a colleague right? So neither should you with your kids, family or friends or even yourself! Treat them always as important appointments too.
For us women, it’s quite difficult to plan time for ourselves. For us, everyone else always goes first and at the end of the list, we might appear… or maybe not….
When you have a busy life, it’s oh so important to schedule some down time. If not, you will burn the candle at both ends. You won’t be able to perform at your best, neither at work nor at home.
As I always say, taking care of yourself isn’t selfish and it’s very necessary to be the first person on the list to take care of. If you can’t take care of yourself, you can’t take good care of the rest either.
You will feel overwhelmed, exhausted, bitchy and you will probably beat yourself up afterwards.
Be loving and plan time to pamper yourself!
Do you want me to show you how? I would love to!
With love and health,