As a part of her I'm Making It program, Sandra Magsamen shares daily activities that will help you live a happier life.
So often I hear people say, "I just don't have time for me" or "There is no time to do what I really want—I am so busy." I say that's nonsense. We all have 24 hours in a day to do with as we choose.
We each have to own our choices about how we spend our time. We all have to make a living and also make a life. This week's activities are designed to help you redefine how you view time, and more importantly how you make use of it.
Don't let time run away with you. Manage it and use it to make every moment matter!
Missed Weeks 1 and 2? Get the daily activities that kicked off the program.
Make a list of everything you'd like to do but don't have time for.
Really think this through and write the list in your journal. It could be anything like learning to make cheese, sewing a quilt, reading a book from start to finish, taking a walk or sitting down for dinner instead of eating on the run.
Be clear about what you want to do and think about how much time it really would take to accomplish each thing.
Make a picture of how you spend your time.
Take a look at your day—really look at your day. How do you spend it? What things are you doing that you don't love? And how much time do they take?
Draw a circle in your journal and divide it into four equal parts. Think of each part representing six hours. One quarter of the day (six hours) is taken up with sleeping, for most of us. Take a few minutes and fill in the other three quarters. How do you currently use these remaining moments?
Now draw another circle, divide it into four quarters and color one quarter to represent sleeping six hours. This time, fill in the other quarters with how you would like to spend your time.
Make time for one of the things you put on your list of things you don't have time to do.
Do something on your list and enjoy it. See that you can shift things around so that time works for you. How does that feel?
Get more daily activities for Week 3