So recently I have just been overcome with the feeling that there is SO MUCH to do out there! Besides all of the day to day things: the places to go the people to see the money to make, there are so many books to read and blogs to follow and movies to see and shows to watch and youtube videos to view. There are blogs to write, trips to plan, closets to clean out, magazines to read, nails to paint, food to make, pins to pin! There is so much I want to do and it just seems like there isn’t enough time!
And then I look at how I am actually using my time. Am I getting the most out of my time or am I wasting it? What are the most important things on that list above and does my time reflect that? Clearly some things on the list are non-negotiable. I can’t up and quit my job to read books all day (though isn’t that the dream?) I want to go out and see my friends and make sure I keep up with my out-of-state friends. I want to go on adventures (though some of my friends won’t believe me when I say that.) But there are also things I want to do at home. I want to be reading more books. Ideally a book every two weeks – anything more seems unrealistic. (Oh how I wish I was a speed reader!) I keep finding more and more blogs that I love and want to keep up on. I have cut down significantly on the amount of TV I watch, but I still have shows I want to keep up on (one cannot just stop watching New Girl).
I also want to start cooking more. I want to come home and make dinner on most nights in stead of just looking in the fridge and pantry to see what is easy.
I want to try more things and learn about things I’m interested in. I want to go out and enjoy the spring And yet so often I find myself coming home and collapsing, I may catch up on my blogs and TV (maybe) and then I don’t do anything else.
So I need to work on being intentional. I think it will help that spring is coming. It helps to get home when it isn’t pitch black out. And then I need to start prioritizing, Maybe I can get up a bit earlier and have a cup of coffee (ONE MORE DAY) and read. Maybe I need to realize that I will never be able to do ALL the things I want to do, but if I love the things I am doing than that is ok. Maybe I need to look at my eating and sleeping habits to as why I am so tired at the end of the work day. Maybe I need to do all of the above.
What about you, Internet? Where are the areas in your life where you feel like you never have enough time? What ways do you combat those feelings? How do you prioritize?