T is for Time. There never seems to be enough of it in my world. I am constantly saying that I need more of it. When I write my "Currently" posts at the beginning of the month, I almost always say I need more time to get things done.
A perfect day for me would include time to:
- work (because I have to and it pays the bills)
- get everything checked off my to-do list for that day at work
- hang out with Sean
- clean/straighten something in my house
- check Facebook and Instagram
- read blogs and have time to respond to at least a few
- watch a TV show or two
- play/cuddle with Alex
- do my Devotional reading and spend time in prayer
- go to sleep at a time that would mean I am rested for the next day
**I'm not asking for much in 24 hours am I?**
What gets in my way? Well, a myriad of things.
- At work I tend to be too social. I have the gift of gab as my grandmother would say. I come by it honestly (seriously, just ask both my parents!) but it does get in the way of me focusing on the task at hand. But let's be honest, who wants to sit at a desk working every minute of every day when you could be chatting and having a little fun?
- I am also a horrible procrastinator. My to-do list helps, but I am a procrastinator.
- At home I am so tired and worn out from work that I struggle to find energy to do anything.
- Also, at home, I struggle to find the motivation to get up off the couch to do anything.
- After a long and stressful day, hiding from the work in my tote bag is a defense mechanism. It keeps me sane and puts me behind for the next day - which is an ever-turning and vicious cycle.
So how do I break free and harness the hours of the day that I have so I can be more productive and, let's be honest, happier? *sigh* I honestly don't know. I know this has to feel a little bit like a let-down. I have not figured this one out yet.
- I tell myself to be less chatty and more focused at work, but I genuinely like the people I work with so chatting with them is fun for me.
- I don't know how to give less than 100% at work so that I have something left when I get home.
- The procrastinating thing is something I am working on, but it is a slow process. I want to change that about myself - a lot!
Here's what I am hoping. I am hoping that someone out there has a solution or an answer to my dilemma. How do you manage your hours? How do you make everything fit?
Happy Hump Day - and Thank You, in advance, for all the advice and help! I really value all of your opinions and thoughts. I come to you for help because I know it will be good! Thank you!