Find Time for Dessert!

DessertFinding time for our goals and priorities, our daily tasks and responsibilities is a challenge. Indeed, these are things that we all work hard at in our busy lives.  Our baskets of time are often filled-to-overflowing.

So, when it comes to our to-do lists, we live in a world of great plenty! In fact, we could spend all of our time chipping away at necessary tasks and never complete them!

Dessert, anyone?

“And so,” you ask, “what about the small pleasures that life offers?  How do I find time for them in the midst of all those tasks? What about dessert?”

Well, what I’d suggest is that you use planning, and time boundaries, and discipline!

  • Plan treats and rewards for yourself throughout your day to validate your efforts and recharge your batteries.  (The treats don’t need to be edible … they can include things like a walk, a warm bath, a span of time for just surfing the web or for meditating – whatever gives you pleasure and energizes you.)
  • Time Boundaries help you follow through on your plan.  If free time on the web is your reward, try using a timer so that you don’t run over, or short change yourself.  If exercise is your pleasure, be sure to set aside enough time for all that’s involved.  Don’t forget stretching, cooling down, a shower – everything!
  • Discipline keeps you on track.  When that timer goes off, stop surfing and get back to whatever is next on your list!  If it’s really dessert that’s your treat and you planned for one helping, don’t take two, no matter how tempting it may be!

When you know that you can trust yourself to respect the boundaries that you set and follow through on your plan with discipline, then you can relax and thoroughly enjoy your “dessert” – whatever form it may take!

Your follow-through needs to include this…

So, do you validate and reward yourself for your follow-through?  I encourage you to make this a staple of your time management repertoire … and I’d love to hear how it goes for you!

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