Between the two of us we have over 120 people that we work with weekly. This is including all our group members, corporates, online clients and 1:1s.
We work with these clients to some degree on an individual basis every week. This is on their mindset, fitness and nutrition. Whether it be through emails, messages, phone calls, face times, or in person.
We also have 3 young sons. 5 months, 5 years and 8 years old.
It’s fair to say we have to be so careful with our time. Our time is so precious and there’s nothing that frustrates me more than my time being wasted. We also need to be careful of our energy exchange and had to learn a long time ago how to shut off from work in the limited time we had together. We do a lot of ‘shifts’ and switching between work and our children everyday so at times it all blends together.
Here are some tips to protect your precious time and make a busy life seem not so busy. AND tips on how to protect your limited energy.
1) Make your diary part of your everyday life. Write every thought and any action that must be done big or small. I have my paper diary that I tick off daily plus my phone diary with reminder alerts set. I have a lot to remember everyday and this removes the anxious feeling of forgetting something. I go to sleep at night easily because of this.
2) Food is kept healthy and very easy. 30 minutes is to long in the kitchen for me. 15-20 minutes to make dinner is all I need. I have the same shopping day weekly, enough food is bought for the week and meals are simple.
3) Simple food prep is done to ensure that on busy nights/mornings everything is ready to roll.
4) Takeaways are a great treat in the weekend to break routine and take a break from cooking. There’s loads of healthy takeaways out there.
5) I schedule my exercise in weekly at non negotiable times. I need accountability for exercise because I struggle to put myself first so I ensure I always have this in place with my online groups and Revs group training.
6) I unfollow anyone on social media who doesn’t offer value in my life. There’s still the people I want to be friends with and I’ll check in on their profiles every now and then but it’s far to time consuming seeing posts that don’t resonate with me. To avoid the Facebook ‘scrolling’ I really only follow clients, a few close friends and people who inspire me.
7) Flowing on from this I only make time for people who I really click with. Having a busy business and young children, this is the busiest time in our lives. We have to be selective in our minimal free time. This is the reality. I have a few close friends that I adore and make time for. Close family and of course my sons. We also meet so many amazing, talented people through Rev so we always make time for social activities with our tribe.
Something I asked myself years ago when I was feeling overwhelmed and busy was this.
“Am I really busy or am I just not productive with my time?”
Things changed from there and I feel way less busy now than I ever have (even though I’m probably the busiest I’ve ever been)
Hope this helps