CwL Ep124 – How to create seven hours of me time (easily!)

In Lisa’s recent Survey on Women, a few things became super clear. 


One is that women want to be spending less time on screens and they want to be spending MORE time on things they enjoy.


There’s so much women are trying to manage. 

There’s so many demands on our time.

But when you listen to the stats in this episode about the amount of hours that women are spending on their devices outside of work and the chronic lack of spare time they feel they get – it’s a wake up call on our digital habits. 

Enjoy the episode and be sure to register for her Live Workshop on Thursday 20 October where she shares more insights from the Survey on Women and practical steps you can take to reduce your overwhelm and start living again! 

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Hey, it’s Lisa Corduff. Welcome to the podcast where you can expect inspiring, raw, energising, and transformative conversations with people on the path of personal evolution. I’m here to really live my life, and if you are too, these conversations are just for you. I’m really glad you are here. Enjoy. Oh, I have Sam

Juicy, juicy stuff to share with you today on the podcast. As you know, recently I have been conducting a survey on women, and as I started to dive into all of the data, and I’m sharing the best bits this coming Thursday night in a free workshop, you can go ahead right now and register for that. It’s lisacorduff.com/workshop. You can put the link in the show notes here as well. It’s going to be a really, really great session filled with lots of practical things that you can do to help yourself kind of get out of the overwhelm if you’re feeling a bit like that, which the data definitely shows <laugh>. We are, oh gosh. And it’s so interesting to see where, where the big, big energy leaks are, where you are feeling most overwhelmed in your life. I mean, it’s unsurprising, but it’s, it’s, it’s right there.

We had, we had an extraordinary response to this to this survey, and I’m so grateful to everyone who took the time to fill it out. Thank you so much. The thing that I wanted to share today, which I have found fascinating and is just a really, really great reflection of exactly why I teach what I teach and <laugh>, I have come to the conclusion after all this time, helping women create change in their lives that just beyond a shadow of a doubt, sometimes the simplest things can make a huge amount of difference if we just start to pay attention, right? If we just start to go, Oh, that one little thing, I could shift that and just get in the habit of shifting that, and then that’s going to have a domino effect to so much else in my life.

And, and when you have those moments, like the women in the change room who are coming up to the end of their three months, and we will be opening the doors to the change room later this week, so stay tuned for that. We, what they have experienced is, I mean, profound relief, <laugh> simple moments of joy, realising that, oh, they, they probably have more control over certain things that they find themselves in a pattern of than they realised. And it’s, and it always comes down to the simple things. They don’t, It’s not the big mountains in front of you that need shifting. In order to be able to do that, you’ve got to, you’ve got to get yourself into a different position. And, and I will always <laugh>, I will always maintain that. Sometimes it’s the simplest thing. So what I want to share with you today is, is the information that the survey delivered about me time and screen time.

So the information on screen time was really, really interesting. And if you didn’t complete the survey survey respondents asked how much time they currently spend on screens outside of work time, and then how much they would actually like to be spending on screens. And without a doubt, I mean, 63% of respondents were spending three or more hours on their devices every day. You know, outside of work, and this was for a range of different things, but social media was absolutely the winner in terms of what the time suck was on, on social media. And, and, you know, I, I asked people why they loved it, why they loved, so, like, why they loved spending time on their device. There’s some perfectly good reasons that I would agree with. Two, you know, it’s a great source of information. It can be a great way to connect and learn and all of those sorts of things.

But overall, it was like the, the reasons for being on it weren’t hugely positive. I mean, just really it was, most of the respondents when I asked why it’s not a great experience was that it’s just a waste of time. They just, we just feel that time wasted, right? So while 63% spend three hours or more per day on their devices outside of work, it was overwhelming that everyone wants to be spending less time. 92.7% of respondents said that they would prefer to be spending two hours or less on their devices. So we, we know that there’s this discrepancy, right? The hours that we’re spending versus the hours that we would like to spend. And then when you compare this to the responses around me, time, I mean, it’s, it’s fascinating, right? It was 60, almost 67% just slightly under of women who responded to this have three or less hours to do things that they enjoy every week. Every week. Think about how many hours you are awake during the week. Three or less, like 13% said zero. They have zero hours to spend doing things they enjoy. And then it was 54% that said they get one to three hours or one to two hours, or one to three, one to three.

Like, okay, so, so we have 67% of women saying they don’t have time to do things that they enjoy. And when asked how much time, they would like, well, four or more hours, thank you very much answered by 90.6%. So there was a, a range in those hours. It wasn’t just four or more, it was four to six, seven to 10, you know, over that. Like how much time would you like? And without a doubt, the majority wanted more than they actually have right now. And when I asked about what was taking the time, the answers were very, very, obviously our home lives, our domestic load and the responsibilities we feel to our immediate family, overwhelmingly, that is where your time is being sucked. That’s what gets in the way of more me time. That’s what, that’s what the respondent said. But I mean, imagine there was one hour less per day spent on devices that you could devote to something that you enjoy. You are, you can have that. You can have it. It’s actually there for you. The time is actually there. I mean, that’s seven hours per week we’re going to, we’re going to smash that. Can you imagine

If we actually just made that one simple shift, what might become available to you? And I know that the screens might be coming out at nighttime when you’re feeling a little bit less, like you’ve got energy to be taking up a new hobby. But I bet you could fit that new hobby in first. I mean, let’s really think about it. Think about where that precious time is going, how you are using it. I mean, on Thursday night, I’ll be going into more detail about what happens for women. Like the response to the question about when you do get that time, what do you do with, It was fascinating. It’s fascinating. The information about energy and how energised you feel and where the energy leaks are external and internal. There’s so much that I’m going to be sharing with you and not just sharing the data and the information that we gathered from the survey results, but also what we can actually do about it.

So really practical things. And you know that that’s what I’m always about is how can we use this and actually create some real shifts? Because it was very, very clear that what, what’s missing is the good stuff from life. And there’s so much that we can actually do to get more of it. And to notice more of it. And I know this because the women inside the change room right now, the three-month program that’s delivered mostly via audio via a private podcast, because I’m like, I know people don’t want to be sitting at their screens all the time, so how about you just pop this in your ear and away you go. We’ve had women being able to stay committed to that program because it’s being delivered in a totally new way that reflects what you want, what you don’t want, where everyone is at right now and they’re feeling the shifts, they’ve stripped off some things that don’t work and they’ve made it easy for themselves to create changes that are sticky.

And I want to introduce you to some of those ideas on Thursday night, and we will be opening the doors to the change room at that event, which is always really, really exciting because we have so many women, hundreds of them on the wait list for this next round of the program. And I really encourage you to jump on in. Don’t think it’s going to be something extra and hard for you to fit in. It actually is. If you feel like something <laugh>, like those words are coming into your head, it’s actually designed for you and it’s designed in a way to make it accessible for you. And I just know it’s possible for us to feel different in the lives that we are living. Come along for a stack of ideas on Thursday night. I would love to see you there. In the meantime, I hope that this episode has given you something to reflect upon when it comes to how you are using your time, what you keep saying yes to and what you forget you have a choice about. Those little tiny, tiny shifts can actually be quite transformative, revolutionary in our lives when we can feel different on the back of them. I’ll see you Thursday.

Hey, if you missed out on joining the Change Room recently, Never Fear, we have created a waitlist and you can jump on that right away and be the first to hear about the next time that we open the doors. If you join the waitlist, I will keep you well stocked with ways in which you can make sure that you are creating some small tweaks to your life while you are waiting for this experience to open up again, It’s possible to feel different, better, different in your life. Join the wait list for The Change Room and I’ll be in touch. Hey, if you are enjoying the conversation, then it would mean the world to me if you head over to iTunes and give us a rating and review. It really makes a difference and it’s my intention to get as many of us involved in real conversations that really changed the game as possible. Thanks so much for your help and I’ll see you in the next episode.

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