"What would I do without my calendar?"
If you're like busy people, you live and breathe based on your daily schedule, filled with errands, appointments, and to-dos.
But, I wonder if there is one very important appointment missing from your calendar?
Where do you find time for you? Do you regularly make it onto your schedule?
Most people respond no to this question. Somehow there is a belief that the time you need for yourself will magically appear on your calendar. The truth is, you won't find the time if you don't make the time.
So what's the problem with not having any time to yourself?
This bumper sticker I saw walking through the parking lot says it all.
This is the secret fantasy you may sometimes have of leaving it all behind and just disappearing for a while. What really lies underneath this feeling is wanting and needing some time just for you.
We take care of so many people in our work, in our families, in our friendships...but where is the time to take care of you?
I strongly recommend scheduling "My Time" appointments with yourself every day.
This creates some built in breathing space in your day. It's an opportunity for you to be with your own thoughts and to check in to see what's up for you. It is a gift you give to yourself.
So how do you do this?
Okay, there is enough here to get you started.
Are you ready to take the challenge?
Schedule time for yourself daily for the next 30 days. Leave a comment below and let me know what name you have given "your time" and share any obstacles that you think may get in your way.
There is a community here ready and willing to support you!
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