You know taking time for yourself is important. You also have a lot of responsibilities living in the modern world. So what are we to do? Protect our sacred time, of course. There’s 24 hours in a day. Spending an hour to yourself is not going to have everything blow up in your face, if you create the space for it within your day.
Turn off your notifications
Seriously, you don’t need to know every time someone likes your photo on instagram. You also don’t need to know every single time you get an email. Also turn off notifications for any app that isn’t serving you. One of my favorite things about traveling internationally is that people cannot get through to me. I have to take the time to connect to a wi-fi and check my messages. Why not create that during your every day life? When your phone stops dinging all the time, you’ll feel more space within your mind.
Book ‘Do Nothing’ Days
If you want to make self-care a priority in your life, make sure your calendar reflects this priority. Book time for yourself as if it’s an important meeting with someone, because it is. When I was in corporate I only had one day a month that I had no plans, and it felt like I lived only to melt on that day. Now with a baby, most of my days don’t have plans to leave the house and I couldn’t be happier.
Leverage the help you can receive
Actively try to delegate what’s on your plate. You can hand it off to technology, hand it off to another human, or simply chuck the entire task in the bucket. If you’re daily to do list consists of more than 3 important tasks, it’s time to seriously cut back. One of our favorite things we’ve done in our house is to automate the bills and savings. We check in to see our money moving the way we want it to, and leave it the rest of the time. I also love having our supplements and toilet paper delivered on subscription.
There you have it. Three tips for creating more time for your self-care routine. Did you like this and want a more help? Grab the guide and get started on your self-care journey today.