Me Time: How to Find It

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Finding time for yourself is one of the best ways to manage stress. Time management for moms and busy women is essential!

In my last Wellness Wednesday post we spoke about how proper nutrition plays a great part in reducing stress, improving our health and overall mood.

In addition to my book on nutrition, I recommended some products that would help you save time as you prepare your meals. This takes us into the topic of today’s post time management.

Not having time to do things that are important or vital to our daily lives can really stress us out or throw us off our targets and goals. Whether it’s having time to prepare a healthy meal, finding the time to attend our child’s school function or getting to the store before it closes to buy a gift for our mom, the perception of not having the time to accomplish any of these goals, can cause us immense stress.

I specifically used the word the perception in the above sentence and bolded it, because that is what it is. It is your perception that you do not have enough time.

You have allowed yourself to fall victim to the mercy of Time. But Time does not want you to hurry or be its victim. Time has given you 24 hours in a day to make happen all the things that you need to happen.

Truthfully, some things cannot be done in one day and you need to recognize that. You finish it the next day or the next day. But some things must happen on this today. Your child’s school event date will not change, nor will your mother’s birthday. The good thing about these dates that will not change is that you know of most, if not all of them, ahead of time.  Your challenge is to manage your time, prioritize tasks, get done what needs to get done, when it needs to get done.

Immediately, being able to meet your goals, not disappoint your loved ones, relieves you of what could have been some otherwise very stressful moments.

I know how quickly the day seems to go by and before you know it you can be stuck with a lot of unfinished tasks, unmet commitments and very disappointed loved ones or unhappy employers. I created a system that is foolproof for successful time management in my book Time Management for Stress Relief. You too, can implement this system and reap the benefits of effective time management.

An additional bonus to successfully managing your time is that somewhere in there you magically create your “Me Time”. Not only did you lose the guilt and stress that comes when you don’t meet goals or commitments, you created well needed time for yourself to spend it however and with whomever you choose. This only adds to further de stressing your day and improving your long term mental health and adds to my theory as outlined in my book that proper time management will relieve stress.   

Next Wellness Wednesday, I will cover a subject that is on every woman’s mind and can be the source of high stress for your entire household.  

In the meantime, you can check out other books in my series by clicking here. You can even check out my bio and learn more me and why I want to help women change the way they approach stress in their everyday lives.

Please Share Your Thoughts 

In the comments below, share with us:

1. What time management techniques work best for you?

2.  What day and time of the week would work best for you to schedule your “ME-Time?”

Does The Lack of Time Management Skills Make You Feel Stressed?

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Today I wanted to give you some tips for time management so that you can see just how important it is for stress relief.  If the lack of time management skills makes you feel stressed you are definitely not alone.

Most of us women feel stressed about not having enough time at one point or another and, when you really think about it, time is at the heart of much of the stress that we feel. Doesn’t it always feel like there’s never enough of it?

The idea about time being at the basis of much of your stress is something that I covered in great detail in my TIME MANAGEMENT FOR STRESS RELIEF book that I’d love you to pick up when you get a chance.
But, besides that, here are some perfect tips to get you started!

Getting everything done that you need to accomplish everyday can be stressful. As a busy mom, career woman, grandma, or housewife, you can take steps to make the day more productive and relaxed with just a little planning. You will find that this extra preparation allows you to focus and take things in stride, even when life is more than a little chaotic.

Get Up Early

Getting out of bed earlier than necessary may not, at least at first glance, seem like a good way to reduce stress. There is a great advantage to getting up a little earlier than your family. You can have a little time to organize things for the day ahead without being distracted, and you can spend a little time doing something that relaxes and inspires you. Reading, meditation, or even exercise are all options that you can choose. Do something you love and the rest of the day will be more enjoyable.

Know What to Expect

Stress levels peak when you are trying to accomplish several things at once. For example, dinner time is among the top stress causing times of day for families. Your family may experience higher stress at other times, as well. Planning for these times can help you focus on completing necessary tasks with minimal frustration.

You can try introducing a new routine that fits the needs of your family better. For example, if the kids are cranky during dinner preparation because they are hungry, you may want to move the meal up an hour or offer a healthy snack while the meal cooks. Taking the time to experiment with routines and schedules can really help you find patterns that fit the needs of your family best.

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Be Flexible

Stress also happens when it seems like nothing is being accomplished despite your best efforts. Having children requires being able to decide which tasks are most important and what can be changed to fit into your day better. Sometimes, it is better to leave chores for tomorrow and simply order dinner in. Know what absolutely must be done beforehand each day and focus on those tasks when things go awry.

Find Peace

Inner calm is the key to reducing stress. Both gardening and yoga are well-known for their relaxing benefits. Signing up for a gardening class, or using a yoga DVD at home, is a great way to become less stressed. If you don’t have a space for a traditional garden, try growing herbs and vegetables in containers.

Above all, you should expect the unexpected. Sick children, running late, or burning dinner don’t have to ruin your day. Make a list of things you are thankful for, take a deep breath, and think about the things on your list when the going gets tough.

I hope that you can feel some relief just from reading these tips!

If you’re looking for an in-depth delve into the idea of time management for us busy women, you’re going to love my Kindle book – TIME MANAGEMENT FOR STRESS RELIEF so I’d love for you to get a chance to read it because I promise you that it’s something that will help you see the patterns that involve time that underlie much of your feelings of stress.

To your stress relief success!

Natural Stress Relief Tips: Preparation is Key

One of the major causes of insomnia is not being able to reach that peace of mind before going to bed.  This usually happens when you have all kinds of worries and anxieties on your mind.

The best way for you to tackle all your tasks and responsibilities is to learn and apply effective time management strategies. Effective time management strategies help you stay on top of the game, which will mean less stress and less anxiety.

One of the best natural stress relief tips for time management is to prepare your to-do list the night before.  Preparation really is the key to starting and ending your say calm, cool, and collected.

In the comments below, tell me:
1. Are you having difficulties sleeping?
2. What is your bedtime routine like, i.e. what do you do, and what are the things that you think about before going to bed?

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