Like most people, you probably feel like you're constantly running out of time. Most people feel as if they don’t have enough hours in the day to do all the tasks they need to do each day. It would be nice if you could find a way to live a life of abundance with less work and more time for self-care – and thankfully, it’s all totally possible.
Here are six tips to help you make that happen.
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1. Stop Saying I Don’t Have Time
One mindset holding people back from living a life of abundance is their belief that they don't have time for it. They think they have to work long hours, sacrifice their personal time, and put their own needs on the back burner to succeed. But the truth is, you can have it all if you're willing to make some changes.
Start by re-evaluating how you spend your time. Are there things you can cut out or delegate to someone else? When you start making more time for the things that matter, you'll be amazed at what's possible.
2. Make Time For What Matters
When you're trying to balance work and life, it's essential to make time for the things that matter most to you. That might mean taking a few hours each week to pursue a hobby or spending more time with your family and friends. First, however, making time for yourself is imperative. Self-care is key to living a happy, healthy life. When you take care of yourself in the manner you need, you’ll be much more helpful to others.
3. Find Your Work-Life Balance
A primary key to living an abundant life is finding your idea of work-life balance. That might mean working fewer hours so you have more time for your personal life, or vice versa. It could also mean working from home so you can spend more time with your family, or taking regular vacations to rejuvenate and recharge.
4. Simplify Your Life
If you want to be available for the things you love, the answer is to simplify your life. That could mean decluttering your home, streamlining your schedule, or getting rid of anything that isn't essential. When you simplify your life, you make more room for the things that matter most.
5. Practice Self Care
Self-care is important for maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself. It means doing things to take care of our mind, body, and soul, by engaging in activities that promote well-being and reduce stress. Doing so enhances our ability to live fully, and have more to give others with the overflow. The practice of self-care also reminds both you and others that your needs are valid and a priority.
From the Professionals:
“Today, expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.” - Sarah Breathnach
“Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management.”
- Betsy Jacobson
What would be your ideal self-care routine? What is the most helpful thing you are doing for yourself right now?
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