Does it seem completely impossible to double your free time? I promise you, it’s not.
Your life — if it’s anything at all like mine used to be — is crazy busy.
Between work obligations, family schedules, volunteering for school, community, and Church events, and everything else you’ve overcommitted yourself to — you no longer have any free time, except maybe one or two weeks of vacation (and even that you have to work your buns off to get ready for).
Life zooms by even when you’re NOT crazy busy. It definitely speeds up up even more when your calendar is completely packed. As the wise man, Ferris Bueller, once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.”
I’ve been in your shoes. Not literally, that would be weird and creepy. I mean I know what it’s like to have a crazy busy life. I’ve got a wife, two kids, two parents, two dogs, a house, a yard, a business, friends, and a community that all want my attention. And that’s when there’s NOT an emergency or crisis to deal with.
There have been many points in my life when I didn’t feel like I had a minute of free time. Here’s what all those points have in common: they sucked. They drained my energy. They were no fun. So a few years ago I decided to create more free time in my life to do the things that I want to do, the things that energize me, the things that help me clear my head so I can bring my best self to everything I am committed to.
And it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought.
How To Double Your Free Time
Doubling your free time is completely doable especially when you don’t have much to begin with. If you only have 30 minutes of free time (or Me-Time as I like to call it) each week, gaining another 30 minutes doesn’t seem out of the question, does it?
What if you could gain an hour, or two, or TEN? Before you shrug it off as impossible, I want you to finish this article and use the tool I’m going to give you.
The two main things that helped me create more Me-Time were:
- Identifying what I could change or let go of.
- Learning how to say no with confidence.
Next week I’ll share with you the recipe for saying no with confidence. This week I have a very simple, yet incredibly powerful tool to share that will help you learn how to identify the areas of your life where you might be able to double your free time — sooner than later — to do the things you really want to do.
Sound good? (I know it does. I just asked to get you to say “Heck yeah!” in your head).
The Me-Time Multiplier™
I recently created a tool to help identify the major time-takers in your life. It also helps you decide which ones you can change, let go of, or rearrange to create more free time every week, or even every day. I tested it out on my team (they’re always my guinea pigs) and they said hands-down this is the most helpful tool I’ve ever created.
It’s called The Me-Time Multiplier and you can download it for free below.
It takes as little as 10 minutes to work through it. Even if you’re time-starved right now — maybe ESPECIALLY if you’re time-starved right now — it is SO worth taking the time and you’ll start to see results almost immediately.
Here’s what it covers:
- Clarifying your Me-Time.
- Your Top 5 Time Takers
- Your Top 5 Interruptors
- Your Top 5 Time Wasters
- Your Top 5 Repetitive Tasks
- Your top 5 Most Dreaded Activities
I hope the Me-Time Multiplier helps you, liberates you, and allows you double your free time (or more) so you can keep yourself inspired and energized. If you use it, I’d love to hear about your experience, so drop me a note, ok?