Find Time by Honoring Yourself and Your Time

Country LaneWhat does it mean to say that you are honoring yourself?

Well, let’s look at the challenge of finding time for some examples. Do you feel like you give your time away, so that you never get to your own goals and priorities?

This is not an unusual situation.  And it’s not a character flaw.  No, it’s a predicament that many struggle with, and one that, with practice, time tools, and skills, we can all conquer!

Ask, are you honoring yourself?

So, when you find yourself in a situation where others’ needs are usurping your time, try the following two-step process.

  • Pause, take a breath and take a step back, then
  • Ask yourself whether you are honoring yourself and your time in the choices that you are making.

Stepping back is very helpful. It takes you out of reactive mode and allows you to see that you’re truly making choices.  This puts the power back into your hands.

Nest ask yourself, What does it mean to honor myself and my time?

Here’s what honoring yourself means:

First and foremost, it does NOT mean being selfish.  This is a trap that it’s easy to fall into – especially for women in our culture.

I see honoring yourself and your time as a personal responsibility.  If you do not, you will be constantly depleted and will seldom, if ever, have the internal resources to bring your best self to the situations you encounter in your life.

Here’s what you need:

In order to honor yourself and your time, you need to learn how to establish, communicate, and follow through on time boundaries.

Boundaries give shape to your life. And they enable you to move from where you are to where you would like to be.  Without boundaries, you simply can’t gain traction.  Your sense of self will dwindle as your feelings of frustration and overwhelm increase.

So, how will you make time boundaries a part of your repertoire as you move through your day? I’d love to hear how you are moving toward using time boundaries in your life.

And here’s more help:

Want to learn how to set effective boundaries to honor yourself, your time, and your relationships? You can ask for the time and space you need, and get it, too! Claim your FREE MP3 of “Honoring Your Time With Boundaries” – a recent teleclass – and discover tools to move you toward a stronger self and stronger relationships! To take your next step, click HERE and grab your MP3! When you sign up you will also receive (if you don’t already) our weekly Finding Time Tips, our monthly Award-Winning Finding Time E-zine, and our Finding Time Personal Boundary Template! All FREE – our gifts to you!

Let’s explore time together …

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