How can I make sure I'm giving enough time to myself?

So how can you make sure you're given enough time to yourself and how do you set those boundaries?

This is a really good question. So first I would suggest that you take a look at your daily schedule and ask yourself how much time you are allowing for yourself.

And by doing this exercise, it's not unheard of that you don't kind of come away a little bit surprised because we all get really consumed. If we're not careful by our day to day activities, and often we don't really leave a lot of time for ourselves, it can come as a surprise.

So if you find that you're not allowing enough time for yourself, then it's time to add some self care to your day.

Now, often when I work with clients, my clients, they'll say to me, I just don't have the time. And maybe this is the case. However, we're not talking about huge changes here. It might be just through simply adding a lunchtime break to your day to day schedule.

It might be doing something like simply walking around the block at lunchtime. It may be having 30 minutes screen free time. It could be just practising mindfulness five minutes in the morning, writing a journal entry before you go to bed. That can really help kind of de-stress and bring the stress response down from your busy day.

So it can be really simple exercises. The key thing is just to start and to start implementing these small changes to your day. To be able to set yourself boundaries, it's worth following these simple steps to first identify the boundary, communicate what you need, avoid over explaining, and just be honest as to why you're doing it.

Kelly Swaby

The Self-Kindness Coach

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