Scarcity: having limited resources to fill unlimited desires.

We only have 24 hours in a day, so we have to make choices and trade offs between the things we NEED to do and the things we’d LIKE to do.

Some of us have only an hour or two or even less time to squeeze in the activities that nourish our soul and make us feel alive – working out, connecting with like minded individuals, or anything that lights us up.

Does anyone else feel that way? ?????

The juggle is real. 

In her book, I Know How She Does It, Laura Vanderkam offers a tool to review your life in one week, hour by hour. When I did the exercise myself, I found that I could use alternative methods to accomplish what I wanted in shorter periods of time, multitask (for some tasks, at least), or I simply cut out certain activities altogether. Most importantly, I was able to allot (albeit smaller amounts of) time for the activities that I value most, those things that make me feel happy and fulfilled, and be present for those things that are 1000% worthy of my time. …at least at some point within a week.

I still have 24 hrs/day, 168 hrs/week, but how I spend it now enables me to feel abundance.

Whether you work full time, part time, or stay at home, I’m curious – how do you spend your time so that you feel fulfilled? Can you share your favorite time-saving strategies? ?

This post is in collaboration with the lovely ladies of #TheRefinedCollective: Kat, The Refined Woman  •  Jackie Viramontez  •  Jess Koehler