I love this video as it so clearly illustrates the importance of making time for the things that really matter in life. Everything else will fall into place.
When I lived in Barcelona, a very vibrant city and popular tourist destination, there was always a reason to celebrate something: a friend in town, someone’s birthday, someone was leaving the city, someone was moving to the city, there was always a concert or a dj in town, an opening night of something. Because I didn’t have my priorities straight and because I wanted to show the people that I knew that I cared, I tried going to EVERYTHING. Oh man I had fun!!!
But what was happening at the same time? I put myself second.
I was drinking like a fish, smoking and eating whatever was available. I’d sleep 5-6 hours a night and get stressed arranging my schedule to fit all my social events in. Pfew!!!
Was it fun? Yes. Was I happy no. Why? Because I was trying to make others happy and neglecting the things that I really wanted to do that would make me happy.
After every high came a down because I wasn’t living the lifestyle that I wanted to live. There was no time for it.
Until I made time. I had to learn to say no to the ‘sand’, and prioritize the ‘rocks’ in my life (if you saw the video, this will make more sense).
“It’s not about “having” time. It’s about making time.”
Once I did this, something amazing happened. I found clarity and purpose in my life and with that came a newfound happiness and feeling of fulfillment. When I said no, the people and things that truly mattered stuck. The noise simply faded away.
There are two reasons why I am sharing this with you today.
1) Two clients, independently from each other, came to the same realization last week and it made me feel beyond proud and happy for them.
2) Last week I started making time for running again. There will always be more work to do, but I want to include more physical activity into my otherwise sedentary lifestyle (practice what I preach…). I used to run 10km 4-5 times a week, on trails, road, during travels or at home. It was my way of getting out into nature and being alone with my thoughts. It was my way to balance out a stressful day at work or days of nachos, pizza and beer. My return has been slow and not always fun, but slow and steady wins the race J
Start by reflecting on how much time you are spending:
Rate the activities in your day from 1 to 3. 1 are essentials, 2 are responsibilities, 3 are just stuff. Start subbing your 3s with things you truly want to do or things that will contribute to your wellbeing.
Let me know how it goes!!! You've got this!
In health & happiness,
Natalie McCrae R.H.N.
I transform women's body's by teaching them to eat balanced meals so that they can quickly lose weight, without giving up 🍫 & 🍷