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In fact gym was a double bonus as there were a few good relationship prospects who attended at that hour.
Jackie never planned what she would eat. In fact she didn't shop regularly and therefore would often grab fast food for lunch and dinner. By showing her healthier alternatives and planning time to shop, it was easy for her to improve her diet and overall well-being.
Relationship - To be in a loving relationship Through coaching process Jackie realised she would have to be proactive in this area and needed to meet more people. She had always wanted to do photography and enrolled in a TAFE short course. By doing this not only did she meet a nice unattached guy but fulfilled a deep seated need to do something creative in her life.
Once Jackie realised that she wanted to have a life and was focussed on her goals, everything changed. On her own she would most likely not have made any significant changes as it would have been too overwhelming and require her to move out of her comfort zone.
The fact that she was investing her own money in herself and had someone to be accountable to, made a huge impact on results she achieve.
5 Simple Ways You Can Make More Time For Your Life
#1 Learn how to manage your time so you can be as effective as possible. You can read books on time management, attend courses or most effective way is to have a coach to work with you.
#2 Say "no" You don't always have to say yes to everyone else’s requests. You can say 'no'. Perhaps you need to learn how to be more assertive.
#3 Lighten your load Wherever possible look at ways of delegating or outsourcing tasks to free up more of your time, i.e. at home have a cleaner or gardener. At work see who else can help to lighten your workload.
#4 Do similar things at one time Do all your errands in one trip. Visit clients on one day. Allocate a block of time to return phone calls or respond to emails each day.
#5 Timetable Your Life Plan in your diary when you will take time out for you. Maybe every lunchtime you'll go for a 30 minute walk or attend gym three mornings a week, have a facial or massage fortnightly. If it's not in diary chances are it won't happen.
The Final Word Many people often float through life with no particular purpose. They'll make excuse "I haven't got time". It's easy to say "I haven't got time" or "I'm too busy" to avoid having to change and stretch themselves. However, what is alternative? Continually do same thing and getting same results or making changes and getting different results?
The choice is yours.
Have a great week Lorraine Pirihi
Lorraine Pirihi is Australia's Personal Productivity Specialist and Leading Life Coach. Her business The Office Organiser specialises in showing small business owners and managers, how to get organised at work so they can have a life! Lorraine is also a dynamic speaker and has produced many products including "How to Survive and Thrive at Work!" For further information please contact Lorraine Pirihi.