There is never enough time to...

There is never enough time to do everything we want to do.

Time is a relentless enforcer of priorities. 

Whatever we do first gets done and whatever is pushed off until later languishes.  (Which is why it would be a really bad idea for me to come home and hit Netflix first thing.)

One of the keys to living a life that is authentically us is to realize that we are the ones who control our time. Of course we have jobs, families, responsibilities and people who need us, but we also have the ability to choose what we do.

There are strategies we can engage like getting up earlier, learning to say no and becoming cognizant of when we are letting our ego drive our activities, but maybe the most important thing in using our time is knowing at a core level what is important to us so we can choose well.  If time with family is the most important thing, then it may be that we skip a PTA meeting or the house doesn't get clean. (Or maybe we outsource and get a housecleaning service.)  If our art is the most important thing, then maybe we cut back our social circle or take a less demanding job (and associated income cut) to be able to accommodate that.

Once we are clear on what matters to us, then it is simply a matter of courage to make the changes necessary to align our time resources.

One thing is for sure.  We can't do it all.
© Random Cathy
Maira Gall