How to Find Time for Personal Development…Oh, and Why

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I know what you’re thinking. “Oh my gosh, Alisha, how am I supposed to find time for personal development when I can’t even find 5 seconds to pee.” I get it. You’re trying to get so much done in one day that adding another to your list seems ridiculous and counter-productive.

But here’s why personal development is important. Spending time learning will help you become more efficient and better at whatever you’re doing throughout the day. Want to work smarter and not harder on your business so you can have more time with your friends and family? Want to spend less time on homework and still get better grades? Want to spend less time on cleaning your house and have a more organized home? Yep, personal development will get you there. Finding the time for it now will help you earn more time back in the long run.

Ummm, okay, so where do I find the time? Here are 4 places I found time for personal development in my everyday life.

  • Driving: So, you gotta do it. You have to drive to work, to school, running errands, and so on and so on. Stop listening to the same songs you’ve heard at least 10 times a week and make that time more useful with an audio book. You can borrow them from the library for free. Let’s do this.
  • Cleaning: Grab your phone and throw on a podcast while you’re cleaning. I mean, you’re probably just going to listen to silence and think about how much you hate cleaning any way, right? There are some really great, free podcasts out there for on so many different topics. Yesss.
  • Morning Prep: If you’re anything like me, you struggle a little bit with motivation in the morning. I kinda just stumble around while putting on my makeup and doing my hair for the day. Listening to a training video that reminds me of why I want to reach my goals gets me more focused for the day, and a more focused day means more productivity. So, let’s do that.
  • Working Out: I absolutely love listening to personal development material during my workouts. Why? Because I get distracted with all the good stuff I’m learning and my workout goes by so much faster! Making yourself healthier WHILE soaking up knowledge?! That’s what I call a “win, win.”

I hope these tips were helpful for you! They might seem a little silly, but are you doing them? Gut check.

Where do you find time for personal development? Share them in the comments below!

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