1. Cut back on T.V. time. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics' American Time Use Survey, a year-long poll that involved over 13,000 Americans over the age of 15, women spend nearly 3 hours daily watching television. Reclaiming just half of those hours would give you over 10 hours to dedicate to your passionate pursuits!
2. While we are strong advocates for the physical and mental benefits of sleep, many women find 3-6 extra hours a week by getting up 1 hour earlier in the morning, staying up 1 hour later at night or getting up at regular time, but letting the family sleep in, on the weekends.
3. Multi-task the right way. Practice visualization while enjoying a bubble bath. Listen to an inspirational book or podcast while working out.
4. Empower your family. While they will surely complain about extra chores, if they understand the reason behind them kids and husbands soon become your biggest supporters! Learn to be a bit more self-sufficient is a great lesson in empowerment for them, too. Their not mind readers, though. Delegate by giving specific requests, deadlines, and postive reinforcement for a job well done.
What tips do you have for carving out more "you" time from your schedule? Please share your tips in the comment area below!
The Soul Sisters
Soulspiration of the Week:
"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of." ~Benjamin Franklin