You Time, Family Time, Then everything else

As ‘The Time Doctor’ I wish to prescribe some medicine to you that will help you to feel less stressed, less overworked and less overwhelmed.

Put yourself first

I realise that for some readers they will consider this wrong and selfish, but by putting yourself first, doing less and looking after yourself you will generate quality time for you, your family, personal reflection, and relaxation.

Create your optimal schedule, this will ensure that you get more quality time and so get more enjoyment from each day.

Take the time to breathe deeply and properly, feeling the breath travelling through your body, enjoy your surroundings and allow yourself to recharge your batteries.

The time with your family is precious and you should cherish every moment that you are with them. Use your time together to strengthen your relationship by demonstrating love, gratitude, and support.

Flatly refuse to over-schedule yourself, or allow yourself to become so busy that it affects multiple areas of your life. Keeping everything in balance allows you the chance to relax and pay attention to yourself. When you take quality time for yourself, you will be better able to focus on each area of your life and bring you’re very best to everything you do.

By balancing your time effectively, your work will improve, your family will feel respected, and you will feel happier and healthier.

In your schedule, make sure you include time for self-reflection. This will help you to grow and improve as a person. Regardless of how hectic life gets give a high priority to time just for you in your daily plan.

Your life will be richer because of the quality time you give yourself.

Give yourself this quality time because as the advert says “your worth it” everything in your life is made better when you are good to yourself. Today, focus on creating a schedule that is right for you. Personal reflection and relaxation should be priorities in your life so that you can have quality time to spend with your loved ones. Enjoy your day fully and truly experience each wonderful moment that is sent our way.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Have I created quality time for me in my schedule?

2. How and when do I typically over-extend myself?

3. Have I taken the time to sit back and enjoy the day?

Till Next Time

Mike Gardner – The Time Doctor

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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