Is your to-do list a mile long? Do you believe there simply aren’t enough hours in the day? You’re probably nodding your head ‘yes.’
Is that to-do list filled with care for others? Do you find yourself at the end of many days wondering if you can do something for…YOU?
Welcome to midlife. Welcome to a fresh way to shift our “playing field” of a busy life and the “score” from losing time to gaining precious minutes for ourselves.
By shifting our mindsets, we can change our lives. Repeat after me: Focus on what’s important – YOU – first.
If our wellness and how we feel matters, our calendars will reflect it to anyone looking. The time – and energy – we spend on wellness, meal prep, getting our sleep, and finding our stress relief will not be something our partner, parent, boss, coworker, or friend can derail.
Our wellness is a minute-by-minute and constant priority. Only we have the power to put it on our calendars!
Developing our calendar around our core values is an eye-opening experience. It was for me when I dug deep about what was important to me. I developed my daily, weekly, and, yes, yearly schedule around what I valued. My wellness is a top value, and growing my business and keeping strong ties with my family are as well. Look at my calendar, and we’ll see it there, each teen activity, early morning workout, faith-related activities, and client meetings! I still, however, struggle to put “lunch” on my calendar. You can guess what I’m doing while I’m eating most days…
Many of my Concierge clients have done just this. They’ll say with confidence that calendar is key to our wellness.
Stop the calendar madness. Now, more than ever, go on a walk, sit in a quiet space, and consider your core values. Write them down. Erase. Then, write them again. We must ensure we are willing to dedicate calendar time to wellness, professional development, volunteerism, and/or family. Then, we grab our calendars and develop our days, weeks, and nights – according to them.
We are worthy of time. We are worthy of taking up space on our calendars. When we put our wellness first, the rest of our lives will fall into place.
When we choose to take care of ourselves first, we invest in our well-being and success. When we prioritize our needs, we tell our most important person (us) that we are worth the time, effort, and investment because our health is everything. Everything. We also create a solid foundation for everything else in our lives to build upon. We will have an ease in our day and feel like we are in control of our days, our tasks, and our life.
Our well-being should always come first, and putting our needs on our calendars is a powerful way to make this a reality. When we care for ourselves, we are even better at caring for others with intention and purpose. When we make the time for self-care, we ensure that we have the energy, motivation, and focus to tackle the other tasks and responsibilities.
When our calendar reflects who we are and what we value, we’ll quickly see that there really are enough hours in the day… we were just giving them away to what didn’t matter!
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