by Christie Turley 2 min read

Defining your sacred time is one of the most important things you can do as part of your own self-care.

And by sacred, I’m referring to the dictionary definitions: unassailable (unquestionable) and highly valued and important.

Some categories of sacred time that you’ll want to schedule:

  • Your morning ritual - for me, this is for one hour each morning before I start work. You don’t have to take one hour -- it can be 15 minutes. For me, I savor this time to pray, meditate, read, write and just “be.”
  • Family time - When will you hang out with family? What is your non-negotiable hours for family? I choose to have this each evening and all day Sunday.
  • Partner time - When do you have a date night or date day with your significant other? My husband and I have a date each week, without fail.

Other categories of time could be:

  • Work time
  • Service time
  • Friend time

You get the picture. I’ve found that when I have non-negotiable time for each activity, then I spend more time being present for the scheduled time. For example, when I’m at work, I’m not fussing over family - and when I’m with family, I’m not thinking about work. I also feel so much more organized and less scatterbrained.

When it comes to this sacred time, you have to REALLY mean that it’s sacred. That means no justifications, negotiations or questioning that time. If it’s negotiable, then it’s not sacred and it completely defies the purpose.

And as far as defending this sacred time, if anyone asks, you have an appointment (you can have an appointment with yourself in case you were wondering) - or you have family time. People understand and they’ll respect you all the more for it. 

So, when are your sacred times? Write them down in your calendar - and keep them sacred.

Christie Turley
Christie Turley

Creative catalyst Christie Turley sparks innovation in entrepreneurs around the world. Her superpower is crafting the brand positioning that leads to massive results, like one client who grew from zero to $15 million in under a year. She started her career over 20 years ago and in 2004, launched her award-winning brand positioning firm, BoldImpact42, at the birth of the Internet. Since then, she’s helped transform thousands of businesses and sold $3 billion dollars in products and services (yes, that’s Billion with a “B”). Her clients include conscious entrepreneurs and transformational life, money and business speakers and authors. Christie’s unique intuitive gifts enable her to receive divine downloads and translate those into tangible marketing strategies and brand elements that truly represent who an entrepreneur is at the soul level—elements like: logos, colors, visuals, content, stories, metaphors, naming, acronyms, thematic throughlines and promotions.

She is co-founder of Soul Spectrum Universe, along with Martina Muir, and has owned several other businesses in the fashion apparel, beverage, media & publishing, medical device, training and marketing services industries. She is the author of The Intuition-Led Business, host of The Mind Muse Podcast and has shared the stage with publisher Reid Tracy, CEO of Hay House, bestselling author Mastin Kipp and marketing legend Dan Kennedy. She lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband of 18+ years and their two daughters.



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