I'm writing this blog on the train as part of job 1 of 3 as I head into job 2 of 3 after which I will be teaching my Wednesday night yoga class aka job 3 of 3.
Did I mention I've also taken a 60-minute yoga class, got ready, walked the dog, went to breakfast and worked from home all before 11AM?
I'm not bragging, but merely restating what i've done out of pure shock. If you would have told me a year ago that I was able to accomplish all that before we hit noon I would have lol'd and then hit snooze on the alarm clock as I rolled back over for another half hour of shuteye. I wouldn't have believed it was possible, and to this day sometime still find it hard to believe. This mindset is very much an Eight of Swords mentality, and it took a long time for me to get myself out of it and understand the magic and possibility of the Two of Pentacle's energy.
Do you ever find yourself stuck or immobile, unable to get yourself out of a rut or cycle that limits your potential? I'm sure you have, and if you're feeling that way trust me, you're not alone. However, what you do to help get yourself out of it and find the time for things that are not only necessary but wanted requires a certain amount of tenacity, desire, disciple, and planning ahead. Want to give it a try? Try the suggestions below and see what happens!
- Start slow. You don't need to go full force into everything you want to do or get accomplished. Something such as waking up at a fixed time every morning will help you understand the importance of routine. Doing it earlier than normal will also help you see the potential of more time to plan, do, and be.
- Use free resources. Google calendar is an amazing way to see what times of day are used up by necessities (work, commutes, social events, etc.) and which ones you have free to read those books, take that yoga class, or simply hang and chill with your partner or friends. When we feel rushed, we exude more energy than is needed and lose sight of the time we actually have. Using something like a calendar that's easily accessible and changeable allows us to see where we can truly have free time and how we're able to use it.
- Know your limits. If you're not a morning person, don't plan all of your tasks at 6AM. If you know you're usually in bed by 9PM, it's not a good idea to tackle your todo list at night. Know when and where your strengths are and work within those containers. It takes the pressure off of potential setbacks as well as helps you hone your prioritization skills.
- Speaking of todo lists, keep one! These are such great tools for keeping your tasks together as well as handy for writing down new ideas and new bits of inspiration. Plus, crossing off an item or checking off a box is a great, satisfy feeling of gratification and fulfillment and helps with feeling accomplished. I like to keep my todo lists on my phone in the "Note" section (which is where this is being typed BTW) so that I can cross out, jot down, and have a visual of what i have to do and what's been done.