I love this web site, it is informative, spiritual and honest. The amount of talent within this group of bloggers and the readers is phenomenal. So why is it that over the last month, I have hardly had any time to read and comment? I just found myself reading over old posts for the last hour or so, and as was guaranteed, it made me feel uplifted and honoured to be a part of this site.
So all this got me thinking; why is it that we don’t seem to have the time to do the things we love and enjoy in life? Life has become a lot more hectic and with constant noise, visual bombardment, constantly being able to be contacted, life is also over-stimulating and overwhelming. This goes in part to explaining why we need time management and procrastination in our lives.
Have you ever seemed to do nothing but rush around and do “stuff” only to find nothing ever gets done? Is your life a constant barrage of doing small things that need to be done but never doing things that actually mean something to you? Do you never have the time, or do you put off things that you really want to do?
If the answer is yes, then you are not alone. Not having time and procrastinating over the things that you want to do are a very convenient way of letting fear run our lives. If you are constantly busy and doing things then you can fool yourself and others that you have a very real excuse for letting your dreams and happiness pass you by. How can you possibly take that learning tarot course or submitting your writing to a publisher if you don’t have the time and always run off your feet?
That’s not to say that there are things in life that need to be done, there is. But it helps to remember that even the necessities in life are also a choice, you can choose to either go hungry, or you can get up, go to work and get paid. It’s a pretty obvious choice, but it’s still a choice and having a choice can mean a big difference in how you visualize your power over a situation.
So how do you get past that big to do list and make time to do what you love, whether that be finding more time for hobbies, spending time with family or dedicating some time to your health and spirituality? First of all, decide that you are worth the time, let some other things go, prioritize and try to keep procrastination to a minimum.
Basically it comes down to “just do it”, it really is as simple as that. Make a list of three things that you really want to do and then write next to them three excuses why you haven’t done them. Is it because you “don’t have time”, “afraid someone will laugh at you”, “scared to step out of your comfort zone”. There could be a myriad of reasons, but there are always reasons why you are procrastinating on something you have your heart set on.
Then during the week, set aside some time to do all three things, even if they are small steps and small amounts of time. The feeling you get from actually doing it is amazing and you will find the universe will open up and reward your efforts. You will suddenly find more time to do the things you love and you will wonder why you ever procrastinated on it in the first place.
The empowerment from putting your dreams into action will be a far better feeling than the anxiety and constant worry of time is against you. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. Now, I am off to take my own advice and actually do take some time out to finish off writing my next book.