Tips to get more done…even without more time 🕰…
I get it!
We are ALL busy and it’s easy to say ‘I don’t have time’ to exercise, to meal prep, for self care, to do any of the important things you want to do in your life…
When we say we don’t have time, we create a self fulfilling prophesy. Things will get in our way and then we won’t actually have time to do those important things.
So, what’s worked for me when I feel the ‘time crunch’ is to just remind myself that I DO have time.
I’ve changed that loop that runs in my head that I ‘don’t have time’ to remind myself:
✅ ‘I can do this’
✅ ‘I’ll find the time’
✅ ‘Things always get done’
✅ ‘I’ll be fine’
Once I changed this self talk, my anxiety over the scarcity of time diminished and I felt a lot better. I became more productive. MORE things got done, even though the amount of time I had didn’t increase…
Another helpful tip for me is to create a ‘to do’ list the night before. I wake up with purpose and I’m ready to smash my list.
✳ Pro tip: Even though my list may be 20 things long, my goal is to prioritize the top 3 things I want to get done. I put those at the TOP of the list.
I don’t beat myself up for not accomplishing the other 17 things. I look back on the day and CELEBRATE the wins of getting ‘something’ done. There’s no point in beating ourselves up. We need to pat ourselves on the back daily for the small wins.
As well, I try to accomplish the MOST DIFFICULT thing on my list FIRST. That way I tackle the hardest job with the most amount of energy, rather than waiting until later in the day when my energy and will to get anything done is depleted.
💥 Bonus Tip: Understand your energy patterns.
For example, I exercise in the morning because my energy is high at that time. If I planned my workout for 6 pm instead of 6 am, the most I could do is maintain the fetal position. I can tackle a mental problem at 6 pm, but my body isn’t wired for exercise later in the day.
Although we all can use the ‘excuse’ that ‘I don’t have time’ and for the most part it’s legitimate, that excuse won’t move us toward our goals, especially our health goals.
Let’s set ourselves up for success with positive self talk and a few easy strategies to increase self care 😀👊🏻
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