Call it a midlife crisis, inspiration from a TED Talk or just mid-year review, but I've been on this mission to make time for more quality in my life. Notice that I said "make time" and not "find time". You will never find time, trust me on this one.
In order to make time, you need to do a combination of the following:
- Plan your day. Make sure you know where the gaps are and which meetings at work will be productive or not.
- Be selfish with your time. When you say yes to every meeting, every interruption and every invitation, you don't have anything left for you.
- Make sure you're allocating enough quality time towards doing the things that enrich your life and make you happy.
To force myself to make time, I've been committed to getting home before the sun sets. I've taken a photo every day to prove that it's possible.
I've made time to bake in the middle of the week.
I've walked the dogs when I've arrived home from work.
I've even ensured that I look after myself physically and get my hair done on a regular Friday afternoon. There's no better feeling after a busy week to kickstart the weekend feeling fresh and beautiful!
More importantly I've made time to run and stick to my training programme. That's the single thing that I didn't sacrifice. Guess what? I ran a race on Saturday and was thrilled with my time! Just 2 minutes off my PB!
It pays off and the rewards come.
Make time for yourself and the things that matter in your life!