Can you use an extra 20, 30 or even 60 minutes in the day? I know that I can, however that’s not an option since we only have 24 hours in a day and we use 8 to 10 of those hours working a nine-to-five, we use one to two of those hours driving to and from, we use two to three of those hours on other people, so how do you fit yourself into your daily schedule?
Over the past few years I’ve made it a priotity to add my name to my daily agenda. I took a look at the things that I did each day including at work and I analyzed it to see where could I get an extra 5 to 10 minutes out of my day to spend on myself. The first thing I did was to take advantage of the break time that I had at work. I am given the typical two 15-minute breaks which came to 30 minutes a day, which equaled two and a half hours a week and 10 free hours in a month. Now if you look at it from outside the box you have 10 free hours every month to use on yourself doing what you would like.
One of the first things I did was actually take the break. A lot of times the first thing we say is, I don’t have time to take the brake or I had a meeting or I have a call and so you skipped the break. The key to making sure you take the break is to start getting in the habit of writing a break time on your agenda. When you get to work look at what you have to do and right in your name on the first 15 minutes you have free. Use that time to make phone calls, to log on to your social media, return emails, read, write or just sit quietly and meditate. After the first break return and take a look at what you have remaining for the rest of the day then write your name down again for that second 15-minute break. Once you get in the habit of doing this it will become routine.
Start now and get in the habit of making yourself a priority. That’s My Soul Point of View.