You’ll never find the time

Blog Post - Find Time - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health CoachI left the corporate world because I felt a call to help people live healthier lives. Personally, I longed for more flexibility and balance so I could focus on my own health and happiness.

I wanted to live with more intention, meaning and purpose. How about you? What do you long for?

Being an entrepreneur meant I was actually working more than in my former day-to-day job and one of the first things to suffer was the flexibility and balance I hoped to gain.

I was starting to sacrifice my own health in the pursuit of learning, developing, growing and gaining experience in helping others improve their health.

There is never a lack of things to do, ideas to explore and opportunities to pursue. I had to pause and reflect on the very reasons why I became a wellness coach. How could I counsel others on their health if I wasn’t looking after my own?

I had to consciously decide where to spend my time. I couldn’t just wait for that free time to appear when I could focus on yoga, healthy cooking, creativity, spirituality and relationships.

Here’s a profound idea to consider: Successful people don’t FIND the time to learn and grow, they MAKE the time to learn and grow.

I had to make time in my calendar for self care. I had to decide on my work hours. I had to think about my days differently and make time for my non-negotiables. This things that keep me centred, grounded, healthy and happy.

I invite you to pause today, consider what are the things you and your body are longing for? What are your non-negotiables that you need each day so that you can show up at your absolute best?

As busy people, we’re blasted by many decisions each day. About work, family, finances, social life, hobbies and of course our health. It becomes overwhelming, even with some great ideas presented to us. The easiest choice is to tune it all out. Barely getting by, coping and survival mode becomes the norm.

Today I present you with a choice. Will you choose to invest in yourself and make the time for your health and well-being?

Take a look at your calendar and really evaluate whether what you have scheduled are “must dos” or are they trivial tasks that can be bumped for more meaningful, healthy pursuits?

Ready to make the time for your health? Schedule a free discovery session with me and we’ll get your well-being on the priority list.

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