With the busy busy of fall in full-swing many of us have this phrase on repeat:
I don't have enough time!
Whether it's staring at a seemingly endless to-do list, trying to catch-up on work, attempting to get anything done while caring for a newborn, or failing to make plans to do something for ourselves, it seems there are never enough hours in the day.
We spend our time on work, family, laundry, reading emails (thanks!!), and so much more. So, how do we make time for all of those things?
We prioritize them.
What we're really saying when we say "I don't have enough time" is "that is not a priority." Which often translates to "I am not a priority."
Sit with it for a minute. See if it holds true.
When I am feeling stuck and out of time I find it helpful to take a few minutes (ha!) to look at my days and weeks and see what I am spending my time on and if that matches what my priorities really are. Am I making time for what is most important? How can things shift?
It's a helpful practice for when you are feeling overwhelmed and can provide some insight to how things can shift. Need a simpler litmus test? Next time you are deciding between "yes" and "no" try asking yourself "is this a priority?"
I'm always thrilled to hear from you so if you'd like to share how you are shifting your time please reach out! If you're looking to prioritize yoga or connecting with other mamas please join us this fall.