This Helps You Manage Your Day When You Say Yes to Something New

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Consciously choose what you say yes to.

You empower and enrich yourself when you say yes to daily activities that keep you happy, healthy, safe and self-referenced. This is true when the new activity you add is a conscious and grounded choice you make.

In a recent post titled Saying Yes — The Heart-Based Art of Affirming YOU and Claiming Joy and Power, I explored some tips to help you feel comfortable supporting yourself this way.

Adding something new often requires letting go of something else. The better you know yourself and your values, as well as your to-do list, the more meaningful your time choices will be.

Indeed, when you support yourself through self-care activities you build self-trust and reserves of sustaining energy. As you become adept at this, you’ll see your resilience deepen and your productivity increase.

Tip for When You Say Yes to Something New:

Check in with yourself at the end of the day.

Adding a new activity to your life changes the shape of your day. You might be tempted to back away from these new resolutions when you get busy. So check in with yourself every evening as you work to
re-balance your life.

Action Step:

As you review your time choices each evening, ask yourself:

  1. How well did my time choices align with my priorities today?
  2. Did I include my new activities as planned?
  3. What will my schedule look like tomorrow?
  4. Will it help to fine-tune or even to revise my plans?
  5. What’s a good time to pursue my new activity tomorrow?
  6. How do I handle unexpected demands on my time?
  7. How can I build more flex into my plans for tomorrow?
  8. In what ways will I use my weekly and monthly to-do list to support my new activity?

Exploration:

Working closely with your priorities helps you assert your power to chart your life course. As you grow your decisiveness and self-awareness you will enjoy more success and enhance your ability to say yes consciously and find more time.

So, as you work to expand yourself and your experience with your time choices, look at the evolving shape of your life with fresh eyes.

  • How do you stretch into new areas and activities?
  • How does this added activity support your overall health?
  • In what new ways do you engage with the world?
  • Which inner resources do you access?
  • What time choices will help you maintain this change over time?

When you feel energized (not overwhelmed) by your expansion, you know that you welcome this commitment. Remember that each time you say yes wisely and reserve the time to follow through, you grow into your promise.

You are truly and powerfully living your one wild and precious life.

This helps, too…

Time is pure potential.

You decide how to use it; and once you do, it’s gone.  That’s why it’s so important to build on your best time choices.

So, if you feel like your time slips through your fingers, then you’ll want to claim your copy of my complimentary “Daily Choices Template:  Proven Strategies for Tracking Your Best Time Choices Today, Tomorrow & All Year!

There’s no time like the present – to start moving toward the future you envision for yourself.

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