The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” …… Jack London.
Not enough hours in the day?
We’ve heard it a jillion times. Truth be known, if we had more hours in the day, would we accomplish more? Would we be happier?
But if we have been short changed—here is my solution:
1. Shorten the list of things to do. Keep it simple and move on.
2. Extend the hours of the day by rising an hour earlier. Or stay or up an extra hour.
Monday morning, I was drinking my coffee and putting around in the kitchen. I opened the junk drawer and said, “Today is the day!” I like to problem solve, and I do not like clutter, so I did not waste another minute. My real drawer looks close to this after cleaning it out.
Motivation spilled over, so I cleaned the rest of the kitchen drawers, organized the pantry, and washed the windows. (I know-obsessive-lol) But it did not take much time.
So, if there were more time in our day, would our ‘to do’ lists be longer? Could it be it is all relative after all, and the solution lies in prioritizing.
When my day comes to an end, I like to have something to show for my time. But some of that is pure enjoyment too--not to be forgotten! Life is short.
And that someone could be you! Invest your time wisely and you will find rewards--in having more time for you! (I love that I always get things done but have time for a good book!)
If I find myself feeling stressed, that is a red flag and I make sure I have not overloaded the list. Not all things to do are urgent. So then, would the answer be ‘more time’ or ‘less’ tasks? What works for you?
Mid morning: Back from a nice walk w/ hubby in the warm sunshine. Any more the house is tidy and clean early--and the rest of the day is for play and doing what we want to do. Not 'have to."
Thanks for reading today--and Happy April 1 to you!