how can I find more time in my life? Yeah pretty much all of us want that…

No matter what else I do in 2017 , this part on my goal list is critical for the success of all the rest of my goals. So what do we all need more of in our lives? Time is the most often asked for commodity. We really do want time to do all of the things that we feel are important to us without sacrificing other aspects of our lives. We do want to make it to the gym on a regular  basis, cook healthy yet delicious meals, have time to learn  by reading, taking classes or just by having the time to be still and hear the silence.  One of the biggest time suckers in most of our lives is our TV addiction.  Many people spend about 5 hours or more a day with faces glued to the television set. Once you realize  how much of your life  this activity takes ,you just might  admit to needing a few changes. Even if you just start by getting up and doing things in your home during the commercials , a difference can be made. Folding clothes in front of the TV , doing stretches ,walking on your treadmill are a few that are easy. What might make an even greater difference is choosing only the shows that absolutely make you swoon with joy. That statement, would be enough to make me never want to see  TV again.   Another time killer in our lives of course is feeding ourselves and our families every day. We especially have this area to deal with, as we eat almost every meal  of the year at our home. We even take our own food when traveling . We create a meal plan or menu for our week ahead and a coordinating shopping list.  First this saves countless hours that we don’t spend running to the grocery for forgotten items. Also it lets me use my most favorite meals , leftovers. Having less in your home is also a real time saver. Having to move lots of  furniture takes more time when you are trying to vacuum . Dusting all those trinkets you set on tables and countertops need to be moved and handled as well. If it doesn’t make you swoon with joy in having it in your home and you are tired of dusting it… well maybe it needs a new home. The other benefit of having less items in your home is that you will be able to find things more easily. With less piles to look through and less all around things are just less likely to get lost. I find with less clothing I am much quicker at dressing and making a decision on what to wear since I like everything in my closet and I rotate the outfits so I wear all of them. Choose to live a less busy life. Say no when you can, you will thank yourself later. Make a time journal for a few days and see where your time is actually going , this is a real eye opener. Maybe we are busy , maybe we are not and just waste time without even knowing it. Take a hard look at how you live and see if maybe you do have time to simply live your life and be present for it.

Karen  in all her outdoor glory time to be outside !!!

Karen in all her outdoor glory.                                      time to be outside !!!

 

 

               

 

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