Make time for things you WANT to do

Are you so overwhelmed by trying to complete your MUST-do list while working a full-time job that you have no time left to do the things you WANT to do?

It’s a vicious cycle when we put off things on the must-do list because they don’t fit into your schedule because you have to work. Then when something from your want-to-do list becomes an opportunity, you put it off because of some must-do item that you’ve been putting off, and you’d feel incredibly guilty if you took the time to do that thing you’ve been wanting to do for a while.

If the thing you want to do will only take a couple of hours, then DO IT! It’s okay! Give yourself permission, and don’t feel guilty about it. Those must-do things will still be there when you get back. Taking a break from your must-do list could be just what you need to give you the strength and will power to get ‘er done, too.

Taking time out to sit at a coffee shop (Legends Coffee Co.), enjoy a vanilla latte with a bit of cinnamon, and read a book (Allegiant by Veronica Roth in my case).

If the thing you want to do will take a whole day or a whole weekend, plan ahead and put it on your schedule. If you don’t plan it, it will never happen!

I find myself sitting at home putting off small things that I’d like to do for myself and still putting off things I should be doing. So I’m a mess either way! At least this morning, I cleaned a bit and have laundry going. I’ve been putting off calling someone to fix our fridge because I worry about the inconvenience of having to stay home when I could be doing something else or having to take time from work to be present for the person doing the repair work. Better to get it done than to wait until whatever the problem is breaks the whole damn fridge forcing us to buy a new one. < sigh >

So it’s a matter of priorities. High priority home to-dos should come first. Lower priority , routine home to-dos can wait a few hours or even a few days. Make time to do what you want so you’ll be happier doing the things you have to do.

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