We live our lives according to the schedules we create. Whether it’s work or personal, there are appointments to keep, events to attend, meetings to plan and travel to do. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I forget about me.
Take for instance those invitations to family gatherings or social functions. I used to make myself crazy trying to get to two parties in one day, and I never really got a chance to enjoy myself at either one. Or what about those last minute invitations that come a day before the event? Feeling a sense of obligation, I would rearrange my schedule just to make sure I could attend.
Recently I’ve found myself doing more self-reflection by asking two questions: “What works for me?” And, more importantly, “What does not?” In the midst of a full schedule, I make a conscious effort to schedule what I call “Time for ME.” It’s usually a weekend when I try to not plan anything and allow myself to enjoy the things I like to do. Most recently I’ve enjoyed spending time at home, watching a movie, reading a book, baking, even getting to those projects that I had been putting off because “I didn’t have time.”
We make time for so many things. How are you making time for yourself?