Image by Valerie Everett via FlickrHaving just been asked this question for an article in a well-known daily newspaper, it's a problem shared by many people. It's something that comes up quite often in my talks with clients or time stressed individuals - particularly but not exclusively - working women with families.
No time for themselves.
Whether you work for someone else or run your own business, the chances are that the most important person (you), often ends up at the bottom of the list when it comes to allocating time.
So, what can you do about this?
Well put yourself back at the top of the list. If you want more time for yourself then you need to make yourself a priority. Decide what you want to do and plan the time in your diary to do it.
Want to get out and exercise more? Plan it in to your week, put it in your dairy. It doesn't have to take up a lot of time - 30 minutes a few times a week is enough.
Want to see friends and family more often? Arrange to meet up with them on a regular basis, plan it in advance and stick to it.
Want to see more of your partner? Book a 'date' night - once a week or once a month. Arrange for a friend or babysitter to look after the children and have a night out.
Want to do something purely for yourself? Indulge in one of your hobbies or interests. Join a group. Sign up for an evening class. Book up a pampering session.
If you not sure where to start or need help finding more 'me-time' in your life, start by taking the free Time Audit and then give me a call.