You’re probably wasting most of your time. You might be wondering why I said that. For starters, here are some questions. Have you ever stopped and thought about what takes up a huge percentage of your day? More importantly, how do you spend your free time?
Is it watching Netflix while curled up in bed while eating junk food? Or maybe it’s “doom-scrolling” for hours? Perhaps watching TikTok videos? Watching YouTube videos for hours on end that you end up falling down multiple rabbit holes?
Well, it all points back to these questions – are you being intentional with your actions? Is what you’re doing right now in line with where you want to be 5, maybe 10 years from now? Lastly, are you happy with the decisions that you’re currently making?
Evaluating Your Hours
Think about what you do for most of your day; work and rest included. Then, think about how many hours are allotted for each activity factoring in work, leisure, sleep, hobbies, etc. Now, let me ask you again, are you content with where most of your hours go?
Are these the things you want to be doing for the rest of your life? If it took you just a quick second to answer “no,” you have to figure out what you can do to get yourself out of it – and how you can start on doing something else you actually like.
Finding Time & Following Through
If you’ve been wanting to start a new hobby, but for whatever reason, you just can’t seem to start, try to set a date and time to actually do it. Perhaps, put off binge-watching your favorite series for a while, and do something different. One hour off the 168 hours that there is in a week most likely wouldn’t hurt.
Besides, if you can’t do it now, when are you ever going to? So just choose a date, and set up the things you need to get ready (if there are). When the day comes, follow up with your commitment and just do it.
Remind yourself that this is what you actually want. If you’re afraid that you’re going to be bad at it, don’t be. Nobody becomes the master of anything on the first try and the following few tries. After that, celebrate the fact that you actually did what you’ve been wanting to do, and let yourself feel good about it.
Why It’s Important
It’s important to find time to do things you actually enjoy. This serves as your safe haven when you’re looking to take a break from something. Perhaps, a stressful day at work, or maybe even wanting to get away from your day-to-day routine for a while.
If you don’t enjoy the job you’re in, or even working every day from 9-5, look for something to do, an angle that works for you.
Slowly work on building the life that you want to have. Always keep in mind that these types of things take time and hard work – I mean, what doesn’t? However, if you’re going to spend most of your day working a job you don’t really like, you might as well find something that you actually like that takes up about the same number of hours.
Find what you like doing by trying out different things – that is if you don’t know what you want yet. If you have a hobby or a specific skill, find a way to use that to get you where you want to be, or maybe get you out of where you are.
Walk Your Talk
Actions make up habits, and habits make up the person that you are. Find things that you like and do things that actually resonate with the person you want to become, so that you can live your life how you really want to.
Sometimes it’s hard to live a life not being able to do what you really want to do, and not being able to be your true full self.
Most importantly, all of this is so you could enjoy life and the person you are in the most authentic way possible. So, grab the nearest calendar, maybe even the one on your phone, and set a date and time so you could get started!