What are you choosing to make time for?
|| You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. ~Charles Buxton ~
Have you ever looked at one of your holiday pictures and thought – ahhh how amazing was this, I must pencil in a break again - and then time goes by, something else seems to always take priority and you just don’t seem to get around to it?
Of course, since the pandemic, the landscape for planning a trip away has dramatically changed. However, I’m not only referring to a holiday - what about all those other times when we denied ourselves the opportunity to experience what truly lights us up?
I’m intrigued that Charles Buxton already realised in the 1800’s that if you want time, you must make it. Time is, indeed, elusive, and seemingly slips through our fingers, shaping our perceptions and too often dominating our conversations – with others or, with ourselves, a.k.a. self-talk.
Do any of these sound familiar?
- I don’t have time, I'm too busy
- I can't, now is not the right time
- When I have/achieved xxx, then I will make time for xxx
- I wish I had more time
- Where has the time gone?
- Time flies, we must catch up some time soon.
Let me ask you again, hand on heart, how many times have you denied yourself the opportunity to experience what truly lights you up?
How many times have you prioritised something else, even something insignificant like doing the washing instead of sitting down to start that book you have ordered 12 months ago and still haven’t touched, but wanted to for so long?
Believe me, I am speaking from experience, which is why it was such a massive accomplishment when I made time for my wellbeing back in June - I hung out on this beach lounge, reading, daydreaming and gazing out to the ocean.
Should it be such a big thing to create space and time to do exactly that (or do nothing)? No, of course not, yet my German upbringing and work ethics have influenced and shaped my work-life balance approach for a long time (with the emphasis on work, rather than life or, balance). Don't get me wrong, there were some tremendous benefits and learnings along the way and thankfully, through the work with my clients and the incredible support of receiving my own kinesiology sessions, I was able to unravel and (slowly) let go of limiting beliefs and old patterns that no longer serve me or my health.
My challenge, and continuous focus, is to choose and incorporate me-time into every single day, and this does not just mean spending time by myself but also with loved ones or, finally having that catchup with a friend.
It's a fact, there will only ever be 24 hours in a day, so -
|| What are you waiting for?
|| What are you wanting to make time for today?
Here’s to ceasing today and making the time for what brings you what you desire, be it joy, laughter, relaxation, peace, inspiration, stillness, freedom, adventure, empowerment, connection, exhilaration, excitement - you choose - what will it be?
Kinesiology is a wonderful way to shed light on (often unconscious) attitudes, beliefs or thought patterns that may get in our way and block us from becoming the best version of ourselves. If you need support in unravelling them and gain more clarity - please call me for a chat, Lexi :)