How To Maximize Your Time

Start by detoxing from social media.

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  1. Know your strengths and weaknesses. If you know that you will eat a whole bag of chips versus ten, then it’ll probably be best not to buy bags or a bag to store at home. Same with scheduling. Stick with a set schedule, either batching your time in increments or a stretch of hours and stick to it.
  2. You are unique and your schedule is not going to replicate the next person’s. Test and try out different schedules and write them down for two weeks or a month period. Once you have a written record of your awesomeness, look for a pattern. Patterns begin to emerge when something happens three times.
  3. Learn to maximize, not manage your time. Efficiency is key, productiveness is necessary.
  4. Learn to identify your time wasters. For me, it was social media and Netflix. I didn’t spend that much time on either platform, but it was enough for me to delete the apps from my phone. In the real world, many people need social media for their businesses, I get it. I, also, need social media for my business. At the same time, I have found a balance of detaching and detoxing myself from it to allow myself to batch two weeks off work at a time. What works for me maybe won’t work for you. That is what makes each one of us the beautiful, unique individuals we are.

If you have time to scroll for ten minutes a day on social media, stop by Target for a toothbrush but then walk out with a cart filled with things you didn’t need, then you have time for ten minutes of self care.

Ten minutes a day compounded into a habit is much, much better than trying for one hour a week. Ritual routine and regular repetition can differentiate you from an animal or becoming a beast.

If it costs you your peace, it’s too expensive.

Blessed be.

I write about practical spirituality and things that go bump in the night. Buy my book, Holy Sage for the Soul

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