Finding Time in a Busy Schedule
Making time for yourself and the things that make you happy
Gurus Ambassador Amanda Cordaro shares her personal thoughts and advice on making time for yourself.
We're all guilty of being busy. But are we too busy to enjoy life? If you have been following me on Instagram, then you know I'm devoted to finding time for the things that make me happy. I started my journey to inner peace back in April. The hardest part of my journey has been learning to put happiness on the top of my priority list.
How do we put a yoga session above the pile of clean clothes waiting to be put away? Well I've come up with a personal list of chores and errands that need immediate attention while the rest can wait.
I've learned a lot since yoga became part of my daily life. Honoring my self, stress management, better physical and mental health and surprisingly, time management, just to name a few. I used to have the mindset "If I find time to practice, I will" which didn't satisfy me. I asked myself why the things that bring me joy are so conditional. Now, I block a particular hour of each day to love myself.
Whether I practice yoga, have a little accupressure session, use oils and meditate - I make sure to give myself a moment to appreciate my life, my body and my being.
I prepare my day by doing whatever is of top priority right away. If there is something that doesn't have the flexibility to be done later, get it over with. Anything relating to health is a major priority. Schedule appointments early in the morning so you don't have to worry about it the rest of the day or subconsciously put it off for days.
You may even decide to go to bed earlier so you can find that time to take care of yourself before work. Getting a good night's sleep is another way of practicing self love.