Do you always feel like you’re short on time or overstretched? Do you want to be more present in the moment, achieve a sense of purpose, and build more meaningful connections? If so, intentional living can help you.
This January, we will be exploring key components of living well, starting with how to be more intentional with your time in 2024.
What are the benefits of intentional living?
Intentional living is about making deliberate choices. It means actively choosing what matters most, not drifting through life on autopilot. This reduces confusion and overwhelm, leading to a clearer path forward.
“Saying no to one thing is saying yes to the possibility of another.” ― Ellie Roscher
When we know what matters most, we can make decisions that align with our values and goals. We hope these tips help you to be more intentional with your time in 2024.
How to be more intentional with your time:
- Define your values and priorities. What’s important to you in life? What do you want to achieve? Once you know your values, you can start to prioritise your tasks and activities accordingly.
- Track your time. For a week or two, keep track of how you actually spend your time. This will help you identify areas where you can be more efficient or make changes.
- Create schedules. Once you know your priorities and goals, you can start to create a schedule that will help you achieve them. A good diary will go a long way to helping. Check out these highly rated planners for ideas. If you prefer to use your phone, task management apps like Monday can help you do this.
- Learn to say no. It’s okay to say no to things that don’t align with your values or priorities. Don’t be afraid to set boundaries in order to be more intentional with your time.
- Delegate and outsource. If possible, delegate tasks to others or outsource them altogether. This will free up your time to focus on the things that are most important to you.
- Work on your mindset. Many of us are are in the habit of believing there’s never enough time. Recognise when saying “I don’t have enough time for this,” means, “I don’t want to do it.”
- Be kind to yourself. On days where you feel you haven’t been productive enough, ask yourself this: If you could only do one thing today and be satisfied with that, what would it be?
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