Time is made, not found

What do you want to do more of?

That’s a question we don’t ask ourselves often enough. I bet there are some activities you would like to do more often. Drawing, hanging out with someone, reading… you name it. We do too little of the things we like, because they never seem very urgent.

The trouble is that there doesn’t seem enough time in the day for them. Tomorrow, next week, someday…those are the times when we get to doing those activities that we enjoy. The problem is that without a clear time box for an activity, it’s not likely to happen.

One lesson that I’ve learned and re-learned over and over again is that time is not found, it is made. You have to make time for what you want to do, not hope that an extra 2 hours will miraculously show up at the end of the week.

So, ask yourself: what do I want to do more of? Giver yourself 5 minutes to come up with things and then decide when and where you’re going to enjoy them. Put it on a calendar, make a reminder, or do it now, if you can, so that it actually happens.

If you want to do something, you have to make time for it, because there is always going to be something else to do.

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