I do my grocery shopping in my 6 inch stilettos! [Video]

I decided to go on a diet… I’m on the “I don’t have time to do this” diet. The principle of my diet is that I can’t say “I don’t have time.” Every time when the “I don’t have time” is about to slip out of my mouth I take a deep breath and I ask myself HOW…

How can I create more time for the things that are essential in my life?
How do I create the lifestyle I really desire?

The reason I decided to go on this diet was that I hear people saying “I don’t have time” all the time. We don’t have time to relax, eat well, exercise, meet with a friend, go on vacation, and rest.

If we don’t have time to do the things that we love and enjoy we are often left with just a long to-do list.

We live in a world where nobody has time for anything. When we actually find the time for some pleasure in our life we often feel guilty.

I feel like sometimes it’s almost important to say how busy we are to feel like we are like everybody else, we fit in… If we are not busy enough somebody might think that we are lazy…

But is that really true that we are so busy that we don’t have time for please in our life or is it our choice?

I talk to many of my clients who are working on creating a new lifestyle, the lifestyle they really desire and when we dig a little deeper we find many ways to do things differently, delegate, and save time. It’s all about being very strategic about the time we have and being creative.

Every time we make a choice to spend 1 hour on the FB we are not exercising for an hour. I know time flies when we are on FB. 🙂

Every time we watch an episode of the Kardashians having fun in their life we’re not having fun in our own life…

I believe that we all have the ability to create time in our life through the choices we make.

Today I would like to share with you a process that I personally use that allows me to create more time for things that I really enjoy doing. Using this process I created about 5 hours a week, every week, of free time. That’s more than 20 hours a month of time that I can spend meditating, exercising, cooking healthy meals, or doing nothing if I choose so.

I would like invite you to go through this process with me.

First make a list of your biggest time wasters!

All the things that you are currently doing that take a lot of your time and sometimes you don’t enjoy doing.

Here is what I had on my list when I did the process for the first time:

1. grocery shopping
2. dry cleaning
3. FB and time online
4. phone calls

I realized that my weekly shopping took me about 3 hours. I spent a half an hour to get to the store, park my car, and about an hour to get my shopping done. I shopped twice a week not including the times when I forgot something and I had to go back to the store. 3 hours of being in a crowded store, surrounded by people, standing in line, and dragging my bags to and out of my car and feeling exhausted.

So the first decision I made was to order my groceries online. I’m still asking myself what was I thinking? The interesting part was that I was telling my busy clients to do the online shopping and I wasn’t doing it myself! Why? Because I loved touching my groceries! Do you feel like that sometimes? Do you feel like nobody is going to do it as perfect as you? If you do, STOP it! Get over it! If I could get over it so can you! Trust me somebody can do a great job if you give them a chance.

If you want to create the lifestyle you really want and desire, start prioritizing yourself and create more time for relaxation, self-care, exercise, and other things that you love doing.

Here is how I do my shopping in my 6 inch stilettos and save 3 hours of my time a week. I would like you to try it too. Make yourself a cup of delicious, herbal tea put your high heels on, sit comfortable in your favorite chair, and browse the aisles with a laptop on your laps! Choose what you need, press deliver and do something that you were saying you don’t have time to do like going on a date with your husband or taking a yoga class… and since you have your stilettos on you may as well go on a date.

Use the same process to go over the rest of your biggest time waster list.

What is it for you?

Here is the rest of my list:

#1. I called my dry cleaners and scheduled a free weekly pick up and delivery.

#2. I scheduled time three times a day to check my FB. I’m allowed to visit FB for max 10 minutes each time.

#3. I let most of my calls go to my voicemail and very often I send an email response later… unless there is an emergency that requires my immediate attention. I keep my calls short and sweet and I’m very conscious about how much time I spent on the phone.

What I invite you to do is to have a close look at your daily schedule, make a list of your biggest time wasters and start eliminating them.

Start creating your new lifestyle, the lifestyle you really desire changing one habit at a time.

Sending you lots of love,
Renata

p.s. The two home shopping services I use are peapod.com and Whole Foods Market.

 

Renata Orr

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