Welcome back! So we're creeping closer to the holidays and I wanted to touch base on a few things that will also be included in my course in a lot of depth. As we are leading up to the new year, I know that a lot of people love the “new year, new me” mentality.
I want you to take the time to reevaluate how you've been spending your time. My course that's coming up starts in January. It is all about time ownership: deciding how you spend your time, filling your time with intentional things that you love, and things that you want to do. We get to choose how our life goes and so I really just want you to like maybe look at this past year and all of the warnings. You may have been snoozing. The things that we've been hitting snooze on, I feel like we start the new year off fresh. We're excited. We have all these goals and then definitely by midyear they're gone but or maybe you've kept going but you've lost sight of where you were going and you just kept snoozing. You no longer have time to go to dinner with your friends. You're just running around like a chicken with your head cut off to this event, that event, this sport, to that activity. Let's stop that for a minute during this kind of quiet, cozy holiday time.
Let's think about it. Are you snoozing too many warnings? Is it time to reevaluate? When we structure our time, we actually gain more freedom. So if you have a new goal, something you want to start, maybe there's an activity that your kid wants to reevaluate all of that. Maybe they've been in an activity that they don't enjoy. Maybe you just signed them up for baseball or wrestling or football or whatever and they haven't loved it. Maybe it's time to scratch that off the list. Ask your kids what they want to do and what you're willing to do.
Then start reevaluating your calendar leading into the new year.
Decide what's going to continue and what's not. Decide what you want to fill my time with. Then, I'm going to tell you to timeblock. I have a time blocking worksheet on my website, a little guide that walks you through how to do this. When you time block, It's essentially just scheduling hours of time throughout your days and then filling it with what you want to fill it with. What do you want your day to look like? How do you want it to go? Where do you want to be? Fill that with what you want so that you're able to plan ahead.
You don't have to be completely rigid, but block hours during your day with what works for you and will allow you to be most successful. Try to utilize that time well by keeping certain tasks in certain blocks of time. It actually gives you more freedom.
You will have created time and filled that time how you want to spend it no more running around lost. Let's get on top of it. Let's stop believing that motherhood is meant to be tough. You are gonna have your days. You'll have your days that you forget, you’ll have your days that things fall apart, but for the most part you can be on top of your days.
Take control. You decide what you want to fill your day with and you learn how to fill it in a way that works best for you and then just make it happen. You can get all the things done that you want to do. Invite structure. Structure for freedom. Be really intentional about how you fill your time. Let's do this together!