This blog follows on from Part 1 How to Find Space and Time For You.
Part 1 featured Rachel’s story. Part 2 features Constance, George and Debbie’s real life stories and advice for how you too can create space and find time for you.
A wonderful friend of mine wanted to set up a business she was passionate about. This would allow her to work in the community she lives and stop her hour long commute to and from the city. Setting up her business required her to radically up skill. She used her weekends and weeknights to train and study. Studying on top of a day in the city and a 2 hour commute, she regularly got tired. Any time she became so over-tired she wanted to give up, she took a day off from everything, and chose to do whatever felt fantastic on that day.
After nearly a year, she was worn out and suffering from passion fatigue. She knew she wanted her business, was working and studying and making great progress; one course would end, another would begin, a website needed to be built and so it went on and on and felt endless.
So we looked at her day. It took an hour to drive to work. If she switched to public transport it would add 10 minutes each way: something she did not want. But when we looked at what she could do with an extra 2 hours and 20 minutes a day, it changed everything. In a working week she found the equivalent of a working day to study, meditate, email her web designer, nap, or make contact with friends and family here and overseas.
Her business is now up and running and she’s fully qualified. She has continued to do more courses and is now career transitioning from her city-based job to her business. Her life is unrecognizable from 2 years ago and she has discovered hidden depths and strengths inside that previously she had not known existed.
George turned 50. George still had the dream he’d had when he was 18. At 50, he decided the time was now to leave his well-established career and start a new one. This involved going overseas and living in a non-English speaking country: he knew no-one and didn’t speak the language. George knew that unless he learned to speak the language, he would never take the big step to follow his dreams. So, for one year, George chose to deliberately drive to and from work, learning, listening and speaking his new language. George made space to truly ask himself if he really wanted to pursue his dream. The answer was yes. He then found time and made space to take action to move his dreams forward. George is now living overseas and pursuing the dream he’s had ever since he was 18.
A wonderful friend recently had devastating news. She crumbled. She needed to face the situation but knew she simply wasn’t strong enough. So she came up with a recovery plan. She chose to initially spend time doing things she loved in order to build up strength to face what needed to be done. She’s focused on her health and fitness, lost weight and is much physically stronger. She also made more space for friends and family, understanding that she would be nurtured and emotionally rebuilt by being in their company and receiving their love, support and friendship. Two months ago she couldn’t contemplate the issues in her life. By giving herself space and time to regain her physical and emotional strength and her mental perspective, today she is strong . Bit by bit, she is getting back on track and making the fundamental life changes to in her and her families life.
As we said in Part 1 of How to Find Space and Time for You, you are a limitless being living in a limited world, yet you can always make space and find time as these real life stories have shown. It requires you to do three things:
1. Listen to the whisperings of your heart.
2. Accept that your time and space are limited.
3. Scrupulously examine your life to find out where time and space can be found for you to reach your next level, personal, professional or spiritual.
Whatever your heart is whispering to you, whatever it is that would make you shine, it’s always possible to find a way, by giving yourself space and giving yourself time. You matter. The more time and space you give you to feel and be well, the better your life feels. The better your life feels, the better you feel to those you love around you.
We create essences to support you. Our essence Space is a great one to keep at home or the office for those times and days that you feel you need a little more space but can’t quite take that 2 week holiday yet. Space can be taken as a course during prolonged times of feeling too busy- this is what Constance did. Or it can be taken as a dose (7 drops) for those times in the day when you feel you need more room and space to breathe and think.