Life is all about trade offs.
You are free to spend your time doing whatever your heart desires. Only you can determine what goals you will make and whether you will succeed or fail at meeting them.
If you feel like you don’t have enough time to do what you love then it’s time for you to start making trade offs. You don’t have time to do everything. But you do have time to do what you love. Remember, there are only twenty four hours in a day. If you want to live a more productive, fulfilled life you need to cut the fluff.
Here are four things you can do right now to cut out the unimportant and make more time to do what you love.
Delete Your Facebook Account
Yep, I went there.
Facebook is the most unproductive time suck there is. It’s easy to get caught up in other people’s business and before you know it an hour has passed. Facebook is the one thing you can get rid of that will immediately free up some time – time you didn’t even know you were wasting.
I deleted my Facebook account a while back and it felt so liberating! Everyone keeps telling me to reactivate my account because “I don’t know what I’m missing.” But in fact I do know what I am missing – an unproductive waste of time.
Get Rid of Cable TV
Yep, I went there again.
TV in moderation is not a bad thing. It can help you unwind after a long hard day. However, what starts out as innocent moderation tends to lead to addiction. I haven’t had cable for a year and I absolutely love it.
Not only do I have more free time to do what I love, but my kids are more active. Instead of being glued to cartoons they are now using their imaginations to play and are learning.
Once you adjust to life without TV you will begin to realize the amazing power it has on your productivity.
Make a Schedule
Want to know a sure fire way to make time for what you love? Pencil it in.
Create a loose schedule according to your goals. You’d be completely surprised to find out that there really is enough time to do all of the important stuff. You just have to be willing to cut out the unproductive time sucks, even if they are somewhat entertaining.
For me, making a schedule helps me stick to my goals. It takes me less than five minutes to write down what I want to do for the day and that list keeps me on track.
Do Must Do Tasks First
There are some things in life that you just have to do. Going to work, cooking meals, and taking care of the house are just a few. If you have something important and urgent that has to be done for the day, do it as soon as you possibly can.
Eat your frog first thing in the morning. After you get the important, urgent stuff completed you have the rest of the day to do what you love.
It’s All Up To You
We all have the same twenty four hours in a day. We just use those hours differently. If you have been complaining that you don’t have enough time to do what you love, the truth is that you really do. You just have to be willing to give up the unproductive time sucks to get where you want to be.
You only have one life, make it count!
How do you make time to do what you love?