Write a book, take the kids to Disney World, plant an herb garden… fill in the blank. How many times have you said these very same words? I’m guessing a lot, I know I have. Why is it that we don’t have time to do the things that we want to do, that we feel are so important? Charles Bruxton once said, “You will never ‘find’ time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” Mr. Bruxton is a wise man. We seem to ‘make’ time to do the things, or at least, most of the things we need to do on a daily basis. You know, the activities of daily living-eating, sleeping, bathing, going to work to support ourselves, those things. These activities become habits that we don’t think about, and stemmed from routines we established, or ‘made’ time to do to get things done.
But what about the other things you really want to do? The things mentioned in the first line of this post. While the list above may not necessarily be things you want to do, I bet you have some thoughts or dreams you’ve been chewing on for awhile, but don’t feel that you have the time to pursue them. After all, you have all these responsibilites, other things that you have to get done, and there are only so many hours in the day. That is a true statement. However, you ‘made’ time for those things, so it stands to reason that you can also ‘make’ time for other things as well.
Scheduling is the key to make your dreams come to fruition. It seems like such a simple thing but is often overlooked. This doesn’t have to be a complicated endeavor. Just figure out what you want to do, then schedule time on your calendar to do it. You schedule doctor’s appointments, dinners with friends, and your kids soccer games, it’s the same concept. Keep it simple. If you want to get away for the weekend for some much needed r&r, put it on your schedule to make the plans, it’s just that simple!