There’s never any time! Most of us regularly feel the squeeze of time wondering how we will ever do all that we need and want to do. We have a million things on our to do lists, and somehow self-care and time to ourselves seem to be the first never get checked off from our busy schedules. It doesn’t have to be that way! There are a lot of little adjustments that you can implement to free up big chunks of time. Don’t sacrifice your ‘me-time’ now, or ever!
The latest research estimates the average person will spend over six years of their lives scrolling social media. Six years! That’s an average of 153 minutes per day. You don’t have to eschew social media altogether, but set limits and use a timer. Choose one time a day to spend on social media so that you aren’t scrolling mindlessly during transitional moments. You may use it to decompress, but it actually does the opposite by stimulating and distracting the mind. Before you know it you’ve spent a large chunk of time not actually decompressing. If you need to decompress, try some breathing techniques instead. It’s quicker and much more effective. Be purposeful about social media to reclaim time lost to the endless scroll.
Use A Planner
Don’t underestimate the power of the planner! Schedule your day. If there is something you want to make time for, write it in your planner like you would a doctor’s appointment. Hold yourself accountable to your planner and your schedule. Eliminating the decision making for what to do next is a big help, too. You will be amazed at how much more you can fit in a day when you plan ahead and don’t have to make decisions about what to do next.
Streamline Your Look
Choose your outfit the night before. Consider a capsule wardrobe, reducing the size of your wardrobe to about 30 classic items that can be mixed and matched and are all within the same color scheme. Or, find your signature style by having a specific look or go-to style for day and night, so the decisions are quick and easy. Streamline your get-ready routine by using only the products you love. Chances are your makeup bags and drawers are filled with products you don’t use. Consider what can be eliminated and stick with the essentials.
Do one thing at a time. Trying to do too many things at once is the quickest path to exhaustion (and being baked). Your mind is in a constant state of distraction while multitasking. You may be doing all the things, but you’ll likely be doing none of them well. And, you are even more likely to leave many of them unfinished, making you feel like there’s just not enough time. If you focus on one thing at a time, you can actually complete the task and check it off your list before you move on to the next one.
With a few small adjustments and some thoughtful planning, you can reclaim time spent distracted, scattered, or lost in decision-making. Take control and reclaim your time today!
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