What changes when you make time for you?

Make Time for YouIntroduction

Todays Guest Blog is written by Danielle Benincasa of Life Intensified.

Life Intensified is all about supporting YOU to be your best YOU, overcoming your boundaries and experiencing life in all it’s glory with a huge smile on your face.Danielle provides you with the tools and strategies, that will enable you identify and overcome those negative thoughts and beliefs that hold you back and so live the life you have always dreamed of.

Make Time for You

Are you one of those people that is always busy, and there is so much happening you have no idea how you are going to manage it all, let alone make time for you. Actually you are probably saying to yourself, time for me, what is that, you may even be thinking time for yourself is not important and all these things you need to do are so much more important, maybe you haven’t even thought about time for yourself. What if I said to you making time for you can actually make it easy for you to find time. Ok so what changes when you make time for you?

  1. Are you always putting others before you? If so, you may be feeling resentful or feeling like when is it my turn and when am I important enough to come first to others. When you are always feeling like this it can make it harder for you to want to do things for others or feel empowered to do things in your life. When you are feeling like you are on the bottom of the pile you’re not focused on getting tasks done in a timely manner you may even find yourself putting things off, or procrastinating to try and avoid doing things.
  2. When you start to make time for you, and actually invest in yourself you will find that your soul starts to feel rejuvenated and you start to have more energy. When we start to look after ourselves by allowing time to invest in our needs, we show how important we are and allow ourselves to find enjoyment and peace. Once we allow ourselves to give our souls the chance to soar it is amazing how much more productive we can be.
  3. Once you feel that your own cup is full, because you are looking after yourself and giving yourself a chance to rejuvenate you will find that you want to give back to your community and this in turn enhances your day, making you feel more productive and giving you the motivation to achieve more. When you give back it also increases your connection with others, and this is vital for us as humans, connection is one of the things that makes our souls sing, connection without needing anything in return is full of power that you cannot find anywhere else.
  4. When you are happy you want to be more productive, you want to give your day purpose and part of being happy is actually looking after yourself.

When you start to make time for you, there are so many things that change and all of these changes will enable you to move closer to achieving the type of life you have been working towards. These changes will allow you to become more productive, more focused, more connected and happier. This “simple” change of making time for you will have a massive impact on your life. Make a commitment to be focused on setting some time for yourself, if you are someone who has struggled with making time for yourself, start by factoring in a small period of time each week. Making time for yourself does not mean you need to spend money, it could be as simple as doing a meditation, listening to some music, reading a book, going for a walk, whatever you enjoy and allows you the space to switch off and be focused on yourself. Each week increase the amount of time or the number of times you make time for yourself.

Each of you will need to spend a different amount of time on yourselves and will do different activities, what you do and how much time you spend doing it will be something you work out, and it may change depending on how stressful your week has been. Making time for yourself will change so many things in your life, how can you not make time for yourself? So what are you going to do to make time for you?

 

Danielle xx

Mike Gardner aka ‘The Time Doctor’ and is highly regarded as one of the UK’s leading Time Management and productivity specialists. As well as being regularly featured in both online and off-line media outlets around the world, he is the author of the best selling time management book, Business Owners: Your Family Misses You. He regularly speaks on topics that are congruent with his mission of helping small business owners, entrepreneurs and independent professionals to be incredibly productive, whilst still balancing their business and family commitments in a way that enables them to feel fulfilled and guilt-free. He is an avid Aston Villa fan, a Dad to Neil & Emma, a hubby to Wendy and in his role as an Officer with the reserve forces, he has completed operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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9 thoughts on “What changes when you make time for you?

  1. I am a long distance caregiver for an elderly relative and her disabled son. I am learning the balance between full time employment, caregiving and needing to make time for yourself. But, to be sure, it isn’t easy. Yet, as you point out, it is essential. Part of my “for me” time is my blog,which is not business related but more personal.
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  2. Great post! I am going to make time for me today but taking a walk outside. Its a beautiful day and I love getting out in the sun!

  3. Lovely! I think we must be taught that we’re not as important as others, but that doesn’t make sense now I think about it. If everyone is thinking that everyone else is more important then we must also be included in that. But I know how challenging it is to halt work and give ourselves time. And what an impact it does make to our own thinking. When we value ourselves then we’re far better placed to value others with integrity and not from a place of subservience.

  4. I can totally relate to all Danielle is discussing. It is so crucial to re-visit the points she makes if we are going to bring/keep balance in our lives. Thanks for posting and I have shared it. Donnah