When living on purpose it is helpful to know: “Where does my time go?”
Simple enough right?
But you’d be surprised how much you forget in a day,
or how much time you ACTUALLY spend “checking messages” or
just seeing what’s going on on facebook.
Someone told me I waste a lot of time.
Someone who doesn’t really know me well.
But it got me thinking anyway.
So, even though I really hate planners with the time down one side,
I made my planner look like that.
Starting at 5:30 am, when my alarm is set for,
going in 1/2 hour increments until 10:00 pm when we generally go to bed.
Then I wrote down everything I did every day for a week.
Within reason, it’s not like I broke it down minute by minute.
I will not admit that I waste a lot of time, I found the opposite actually.
I was busy with things other than messages and facebook for the most part.
But it was enlightening anyway.
For me I realized that I need to adjust my scheduling.
I need to include some things that take up my time,
can’t be left undone,
but that I was just “fitting in” or “letting happen”.
You see, when we live our lives on purpose,
we do some really great things like:
find our purpose in life,
find our passions,
figure out a way to make those our “job”,
be happy in our existence in that purpose,
We also need to make sure that we schedule things so that
they make sense in our day.
Living by the “seat of your pants” so to speak
might be good for some adventure…
but it is not a good way to get things done.
Five Minute Friday Prompt: Purpose
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