An Appointment With Yourself — Making Time for Self-Care

Your time is yours

Make an appointment with yourself to thrive.

Making an appointment with yourself is one of the best ways to ensure that you give yourself what you need.

Indeed, finding more time is just about the best thing going, don’t you agree?  But when you’re busy, time is hard to come by. And that’s especially true when it comes to time for self-care.

So, wouldn’t you love to find an hour or so, right now?  What would you do with it?  I bet the ideas are already pouring in.

But what if you didn’t have to find that time?  What if you could create it for yourself?

Are you overwhelmed?

Think about it.  As you navigate your day, do you feel like your time is yours? Or are you more apt to feel as if time is a raging river and you are being carried downstream, just managing to keep your head above water (if you’re lucky)?  It doesn’t feel good, does it?

I’ve had days like that.  You go to bed at night wondering what happened.  It feels like life and time are in charge of YOU, rather than vice versa.

And the really good news is that there is nothing to keep us from changing that for ourselves. It takes choice, discipline, and persistence, but each of us can turn the tables on stress and overwhelm and start making time for ourselves right now.

An appointment with yourself…

How?  By learning to define, establish, and maintain time boundaries.  I suggest that you start with something small, and preferably pleasurable. Try something like a walk at the start of your day or a hot bath at the end.  It really doesn’t matter what it is. It’s the act of setting that boundary that is so important and life-changing.

Whatever it is that you decide to do, make an appointment with yourself to follow through with setting the boundary.  Tell others, if your boundary is going to have an impact on them.  It’s key to frame it as an appointment with yourself. This underscores its importance, both with yourself and with others.

Next, when you follow through on your appointment, savor the time that you have created, and validate your choice.  Give yourself a pat on the back.

As you practice this more and more, you will find that  the rest of your time begins to feel different to you.  You’ll feel more on top of things.  Possibilities will open up.  As you approach each day you’ll be less stressed and overwhelmed.

So, when will you make an appointment with yourself, starting today?

Here’s more help…

Setting and maintaining boundaries is a skill that makes everything else in your life possible. And it’s a difficult challenge for lots of smart, motivated people. People like you.

“Your Secret Power: How to Honor Your Time and Claim Your Space with Boundaries” gently steers you to a more profound understanding of where and how your boundary-setting efforts get short-circuited. Not only that, but it helps you establish the boundaries you need to unlock the door to your freedom. Boundary-setting is a skill that’s learnable, doable and definitely within your reach. And the strategies, tips and exercises in “Your Secret Power” help you discover how to:

  • Set and maintain boundaries to enhance your productivity and, yes, make more money;
  • Recharge your energy so you have the time and freedom to do what you value and what you’d like to do in your life; and
  • Learn how to say no, which opens the door to your next big Yes.

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