If you struggle to find time to invest in yourself, check these tips that will help you become more productive without stress.

Have you ever wanted to start a new hobby or learn something new, but had problems finding time to invest in yourself?

Maybe it was a course that would support your career growth or some physical activity that would improve your health. You thought about adding something new to your schedule but couldn’t figure out how.

While your goal was valid and we should indeed always seek to improve, let’s be sincere: where’s the time?

How many times have you paid for a gym or enrolled yourself in a course you barely attended?

I’m sure your intentions were real and that wasting money was not part of the plan. Still, it didn’t work.

Among the questions you should be asking yourself before starting similar ventures are:

  • Why am I doing this?
  • Do I have the budget?
  • Do I have the time?

They might seem pretty obvious, but unless you have a convincing answer (one that will convince yourself above anyone else), chances are you’ll fail.

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Why you need time

Let’s focus on the time aspect today.

When you look at your schedule, what word describes it better:

  • clean
  • packed
  • chaotic

Or even before that:

  • Do you have a schedule at all?
  • Do you (try to) plan your days in a way you have visibility of the things you need to do and the milestones you need to achieve?
  • Do you keep a track of the open to-dos so that you can act upon them timely?
  • Or do you just go with the flow?

Having a schedule is crucial whether you are a successful entrepreneur, a worker, a student or a SAHM.

It doesn’t matter what your occupation is; you still have responsibilities you need to fulfill. And if you aren’t careful, the first one person you’ll neglect is yourself.

Maybe it’s because I love flying, but I always use the example of airplane masks. First, you need to put your own mask. Only afterwards, you should be helping others. That’s for yours and their safety.

Why can’t we do it with our life?

I’m convinced that most of you will answer: Because I don’t have the time!

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Where’s is the time?

If you already have a schedule, but still struggle to find open slots for a new activity, maybe you need to revise your planning:

  • Where do you spend most of the time?
  • Can you do things differently?
  • Are you wasting time somewhere?
  • How do you plan your days?
  • Are you consistent?

Keep an open mind while doing this exercise. The answers may not be obvious at first. If it was easy, it wouldn’t be a struggle, would it?

It’s necessary that you understand where you are in order to change things. You are probably busy already, however, you might be doing too much or doing things in a chaotic way that’s taking longer than it should.

Visibility is the first step to finding time for yourself.

If you are into social media, whether you are a blogger or not, you may be surprised by the amount of time that goes by while you’re checking everyone’s entry.

Other ways you are probably wasting too much time is by:

"If you love life, don't waste time. For time is what life is made of." - Bruce Lee

Finding time for yourself

You can start tracking time in different ways. On my free course 5 Days To Mindful Planning, I dedicate a day to show how you can do it in a structured way.

But you can also do it informally. You can:

  • Become more mindful about how you spend your time.
  • Get help from a support group or professional.
  • Start tracking your activities on a daily basis (all of them).

Finding time for yourself many times is a matter of organizing your schedule in a way you become more productive and waste less time.

Take into consideration the value of things such as:

  • your health
  • family time
  • career responsibilities
  • free time

3 Ways To Find Time For Yourself.

Making time for yourself doesn’t necessarily relate to being on your own. It’s about creating space so that you can do the things you like with those you care for.

Who wants to spend their life working and missing important (family) celebrations?

No money can buy the joy of being there for your beloved ones.

Besides, no one wants to stay stuck where they are. Wanting to improve, to become better versions of ourselves, is part of human nature. We want to learn something new or exceed in what we already do well. And that requires dedication, consistency, and time.

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How do you plan to find time to invest in yourself?

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How To Find Time To Invest In Yourself


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Debbie Rodrigues is a Productivity Expert. She helps busy career women create a productive routine that fits their lifestyle. She does this through coaching, online courses and through the blog debbieinshape.com.