// Finding Time For Yourself In A Busy Schedule

Life can be a constant rush of things that need doing, from the moment that we wake up to the moment that we fall asleep you may find that you are rushed off your feet. Finding breathing space in a world that is moving at a thousand miles a minute can be tough. As women, there is are so many pressures that we face on a daily basis, it can be hard to manage family life, careers, our interests, while also living up to the need to look amazing while we do it. 

Taking control of your life will provide you the opportunity to create a better sense of balance. You may be able to unlock some time that you can spend on yourself, and as such find that you will be able to enjoy life a bit more. Here are a few ways that you can free up time in your life, whilst looking after yourself and keeping on top of everything that you need to. 

// Plan Your Days
Using a daily planner or an app on your smartphone, you should create a plan for your days. This will mean that you will be able to find the time to fit in everything that you need to do. Quite often, when things are not written down on a list, then they will get forgotten about. 

Allocate yourself half an hour once a week to go through your daily schedules and work things through. Give yourself a slot each morning in which to enjoy a healthy breakfast that will fill you full of energy to face your busy day. Five minutes of yoga, exercise, or meditation can be all that you need to spark your brain into a heightened sense of focus and tune yourself in to face everything that you have on your plate for the day. 

Look for ways that you can do more than one thing off your to-do list at once. If you can save time by cooking and cleaning at the same time, you should plan for this. If you are able to deal with life admin tasks from your phone on your commute, this will be helpful. 

Be sure and plan in some time to yourself each day. Even half an hour to catch up on a show that you love will give you the opportunity to unwind and push out any thoughts that may be stressing you out. 

If you live with anyone else, try and create a schedule of housework that you can all stick to. Sharing the load between you can make life much easier for you, especially if you continually find that you are always having to deal with it yourself. 

// Use Five Minute Makeovers
Contour makeup is the latest trend in beauty. This technique can take years off your appearance and leave you looking a million dollars. It can make any face shape appear slimmer, lifting your cheekbones, giving definition to your jawline and also creating a slimmer looking nose. 

Contouring need not take too long to do. You will need two different shades of contour stick, one dark, and one light. Using the darker stick, you will create a dark shade from the sides of your hairline. Then, moving to your cheeks, you will use the lighter tone to create a brightening lift. Your nose will use a line of each shade in order to give in a sense of shade and light, and then you will move down to your chin and jawline where you will create a sense of definition.

Getting used to creating a great look in minutes will reduce the amount of time that you spend each day on getting ready. If you can do this and not feel rushed, then you will be onto a winner. Getting your makeup time down to less than five minutes will be the ideal way to open up your day to wider opportunities. 

// Fit In Some You Time
In a busy life, taking an entire day to yourself may seem like a luxury, but sometimes it will be a bit of a necessity. Once in a while, you will need to make sure that you have a clear schedule. You can use this time to do whatever will help you relax. If that is a day on the sofa binging Netflix while eating all of the snacks that you can find, so be it. 

It may be good to plan a day out somewhere and take in some new sights and enjoy some time with friends. This can be as positive for your emotional wellbeing as having a day of doing absolutely nothing. 

// Be Kind To Yourself About Having You Time
How ever you choose to spend the day that you keep space, make sure that you allow yourself the opportunity to not feel guilty for taking time away from your normal commitments. So often we put ourselves last because we feel as though we are wasting time by doing nothing at all. Sometimes we need to say to ourselves that our own happiness and wellbeing is more important than fulfilling obligations. It is important that we are often firm about the need to look after ourselves. While we may feel as though it is counterproductive in our lives to put everything onto the back burner for a day or two, if we neglect our own health and wellbeing too much we will end up becoming ill.

Putting too much pressure on yourself will ultimately lead you to feel stressed too. Learning to forgive yourself for loosening up on the pressure will make things that bit less stressful for you, meaning that overall you have a much happier, balanced and productive life on the whole. 

// this is a contributed post for this charming life.

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