How To Make Time For Your Dreams
As we get older, making time for the things we want to do becomes harder and harder. We settle into the endless cycle of waking up, going to work, coming home to watch TV, and sleep. We do this day in and day out, feeling that we are getting further and further away from what we ultimately want to do.
But today, I'm here to tell you that there is more than enough time for you to work towards your goals and dreams, and here are 3 things that you need to do to make time for what you really want.
1. Manage your actions
This is easier said than done and something I plan to make a priority in the new year. It's not that we don't have enough time on our hands, because we do; it's the simple fact that we don't know what to do with all the time we do have. If we have 8 hours for sleep and 8 hours to dedicate to our job/work, we still have a least 7 hours to work on what we want. The question boils down to:
What are you doing with these "free" hours?
Figure out how to manage the time you do "own". Write out daily to-do lists to keep you on track with what to get done, eliminate distractions like social media and TV throughout the the day, and try to give yourself at least 2 hours of uninterrupted time where you can focus on what you really want to focus on.
2. Make an actual plan
Most of the time we are winging it when it comes to our goals/dreams. We say things like, "today, I want to work out for an hour", instead of making the decision ahead of time. A plan, routine, schedule are all that should be put in place to help you stay on track and work towards what you want. You should out all the things you need to do on a daily - weekly basis, and create a routine around that, which eventually become your schedule.
3. Get people involved
This may be something that's overlooked or not thought of at all, but when you look at how we spend our time, majority of what we do involves interacting with someone else. Whether we are on the phone, going out, visiting someone, etc; we are interacting with people in some form. So why not get people on board with your dreams?
You don't have to share all the details of what you're doing, but at least give people who are close to you reasons why you need time "alone" to do x, y, & z. When other people around you know and understand what you need to do, they may end up supporting and helping you.