I sat down recently and took note of how many times in the past month or so I said, "I don't have the time for..." and realized, wow. I was really making life difficult.
I was limiting my own power and potential.
Why was I doing this? How was I doing it?
Well, I needed more time. I needed it to accomplish things like seeing friends, returning phone calls and getting much needed work done to stabilize and build my business. I needed this time to move forward with my personal and professional goals. I had identified what needed changing but I still felt like a hamster on a wheel.
I kept saying I needed change. But I wasn't doing anything different to bring that change about.
So recently, I changed my schedule. I set the intention to create more time for myself AND create a master schedule so I can make more efficient use of the time I do have. Funnily enough, as always, one of my clients said the same thing in his session--without even knowing that I was doing that for myself.
He said, "I need to make a master schedule so I know what I'm accomplishing".
One small step can make such a huge difference in our lives. In fact, small steps or changes actually are ideal because they don't bring a tidal wave of change to manage.
Try to find one area of your life that needs tweaking and identify one small thing you can do to change it. In addition to changing my schedule, I also began running a few times per week. I have an idea of how long I'd like to run (the recommended 30 mins, 4x/week is always in my head) but the goal is to get my shoes on and go. Whatever happens after that is awesome. Setting an intention, sticking to it, and giving myself the chance to acclimate is a positive transformation in my own head and my own attitude, which, ultimately, will show up in my whole life.
How many times can I make it happen this week?