In my last blog, I shared about how being in pain helped me in creating a flow in how I make time for the things that are important in my life. It meant eliminating many things that were holding me back and adding things that I never thought I would do.
I wanted to follow up by sharing with you some specific ways in which I was able to make the change from making excuses to making time.
At first, you may need to help from friends or family members who can help you in clearing out the clutter and so can you.
You can do it by setting small weekly goals. Look at areas in your life where you don’t have flow, these are usually things that when you have a flare-up or are in pain, fall behind. It can be as little as creating a laundry routine where you’re doing smaller amounts at a time or as big as creating spreadsheets that help you monitor what you are doing to get closer to your goal. Yes, spreadsheets sound really technical but you can apply them to your health. So if you are starting a new mind-body practice, exercise routine or diet change, you can create small daily goals that you can look at weekly and see your progress. Taking small steps always feels better than the huge overwhelm we get from thinking that we have to change ourselves all at once.
Over time, you can look into the future and see how your small goals can become larger goals. You’ll begin to see how you are making progress even if it’s as small as being able to do one more exercise than you could month ago. It will also show you how you’re spending your time. Can you carve out a few hours to do something you enjoy? You’ll find that you have more time for this because all that stuff that you had to get “done” is actually getting done.