How many times do I hear “Oh I would love to do that but there just aren’t enough hours in the day”?
Constantly. But is this true or is it just that we have our priorities all wrong?
Are you your own worst enemy?
A simple way to create time for yourself is to become your own best friend and stop being your own worst enemy.
I used to exercise on a regular basis and felt fantastic for doing so. But then life and all its inherent problems crept up and time for doing what I wanted to do diminished.
I was talking to someone recently about how I wanted to get fit again but I just didn’t have the time. All I needed was half an hour to go for a short jog, do a 20 min DVD or go on the cross trainer that is gathering dust in my spare room.
He asked me the following question:
“If your best friend phoned you and told you they had been given a warning by their doctor that if they didn’t lose weight they were going to become seriously ill and they asked for your help, would you help them? If they asked you to join them 3 evenings per week for just half an hour to go for a walk, swim etc, would you be there for them?”
Well, of course, the answer was yes. I wouldn’t be a very good friend if I said no.
What is someone you loved was rushed into hospital? Would you make the time that evening to go and visit them? Of course, you would.
What if George Clooney was going to turn up in town and you were offered a free ticket to have dinner with him. Would you find the time to go? I hope not! I hope you would say, “no I am far too busy for you George but I know a lovely lady called Angie who will take my place”
So I guess by now you get the point of what I am trying to get across about being your own worst enemy.
Instead, create time for yourself by becoming your own best friend? Treat yourself with the love and with the respect you deserve. If you don’t take time out to look after yourself, everything around you will suffer at some point, I promise you.
Remember, you can be your own best friend or your own worst enemy. Choose wisely. And create time for yourself.
Until next time