Updated: Aug 9
How do you feel about your current schedule?
Is it working for you or does it need a major overhaul?
Balancing life as a professional woman can be challenging! Many of my clients have expressed concerns about their lack of a self-care routine and overall confidence. The one consistent theme that I have noticed regarding their concerns is a limited amount of time that comes with having a busy schedule. If you add your spouse and or kids to your life, you may feel like there are not enough hours in the day!
What can you do to manage your time better so you can live less stressed?
Here are a few tips that I share with my one-on-one coaching clients to help them save time.
Tip 1: Become More Aware of Your Time.
If you do not know where your time is going, then it becomes very difficult to manage your schedule. Take a few moments out of your day to answer the following questions:
Where do you spend most of your time?
How can you make your tasks more efficient so you can save more time?
Tip 2: Understand the Time Requirements of Other People.
Once you have an understanding of where you are spending your time, you can start thinking about other people. Whether you are single, married or have a family, you may have other people that require your time.
For example, if you have children, track the amount of time that it takes for them to get ready for school, an event or etc. When you have this information, you can start to reverse engineer your schedule to accommodate your time requirements along with the other people in your life.
Tip 3: Remove any activities that are not benefiting you personally or professionally.
Saying NO to one activity will allow you to say YES to yourself.
Review your schedule to determine if there are any activities that are not serving you right now and eliminate them from your schedule.
This may sound harsh, but many of my clients overcommit themselves to various activities and events which takes time away from their self-care routine. When these activities come up, ask yourself:
Do I have to attend this event or activity or can I skip it?
If you are serious about managing and making time for self-care, then I would recommend to focus on yourself, your immediate family or those who are dependent on you to start living a less stressed and more balanced life. Once you have mastered your time, then you will be able to add those activities or events that you took a break from.
If you would like to receive customized guidance on how to make consistent changes to your schedule, apply for our group coaching program The Confidence Game Plan that will help you save time in your so you can enjoy what matters the most in your life.
If you have any questions contact me.
Dr. Jacinta Lamontagne, DDS, MSPH, DTM
CEO of Excite Excellence, Inc.
Certified Holistic Life, Career and Executive Coach
Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Coach
Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with International Coaching Federation (ICF)