Many people complain of burnout because of busyness but refuse to make time and prioritize their “me time.” Allotting exclusive time to yourself allows you to recharge and refuel so you can be the best you in your life, your relationships, and your business. To be able to do this consistently and effectively, you have to be strategic and deliberate when establishing good boundaries to protect your me time.
On today’s episode, I’m going to share the different ways to create boundaries so you can do and accomplish the things that matter the most. I also discuss a system you can use to gauge any diversion and differentiate distractions from urgencies. Since you can’t change anyone but you, I also share specific practices you can try to protect your “me time” at work and at home.
“Your boundaries are the most essential thing that you can do for yourself to really make sure that you’re keeping you on the top of that list.” – Naketa Thigpen
This Week on Balance Boldly:
- Why you should allow “power-up” time in the morning
- Adapting to a system to protect your power-up time
- Why it’s ineffective to have your meetings in the morning
- Benefits of scheduling specific tasks
- Free and cheap calendar tools you can use
- Activities to protect your boundaries when re-calibrating
- Establishing a power-down routine
- Knowing the occasional exceptions of your “me time”
- How to protect your weekends
- Protect your power-up time in the morning by having a level system.
- Block off one day for a break, reflection, and recalibration.
- Do not attend more than two events on any weekend.
A Little Gentle Honesty:
- Protect your me time. You matter most.
Join the Movement
Want to be part of the Selfish September Movement? Now you can! Create a 30-50 second video or meme sharing how you plan to be Unapologetically Selfish this week. Then, share it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtags #BalanceBoldly and #PushSelfish!
Subscribe, Share & Balance Boldly
Thanks for tuning into the Balance Boldly podcast – the show where we get bold about your balance and shake the shame that stunts your growth. If you enjoyed this episode, head over to iTunes, Spreaker, or Google Play to subscribe to the show and leave your honest review.
Join the Community!
Join the Dreamers Blueprint community – the community designed for bold women and brave men that are ready to balance all that matters – boldly!
A Special Shout-Out to Our Sponsors
All About Leverage
All About Leverage integrates LinkedIn and social selling to build powerful networks, open more doors, and maximize client acquisitions through on-site and virtual training programs, concierge social marketing programs, LinkedIn executive profile optimization, speaking engagements, power networking groups, and LinkedIn coaching. All About Leverage is your full-service resource for LinkedIn and social selling. To learn more, visit AllAboutLeverageLLC.com.
Lolly Daskal’s The Leadership Gap Book
Are you ready to shine the light on the obstacles that keep you from achieving your dreams? Then it’s time to grab your copy of Lolly Daskal’s new book: The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness for some simple and easy to implement solutions to help you achieve the success you want in your life, career, and business.