Living Life On Purpose: Where Does My Time Go? Five Minute Friday

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,
are important,
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,
etc.

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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Try it. See what you find out about yourself.
Drop a comment and tell me what you thought of this exercise.

maxinemarie

About ~Me~ Hello, my name is Maxine. I am: Catholic and a stubborn child of God a wife (to my highschool sweetheart) a mom (to six wonderful kids that span 20 years in age) a daughter a sister a business owner an artist and a writer Like most women with a list like that, I'm also busy and sometimes overwhelmed. I'm on a journey to be happy despite the chaos, maybe even because of it.

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  1. “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.”

    Unfortunately, it’s how I live all too often! Thank you for this challenging to be more purposeful with my time. I linked up after you at FMF on Friday, but it’s taken me almost a whole week to get around to visiting. I am sorry! I hope I see you at FMF again this week!

  2. Maxine, how’d you get in my head? LOL, I use google calendar. In fact, I have multiple calendars for different things. I color-code them and all that. I love the reminder notification option too. I ignore some of it. Which is a delay tactic because I just don’t want to deal with something. I need to give that attitude to Yahweh, though. His purpose for me is to do Kingdom work, not ignore stuff. Great post, btw.

  3. It is good to be purposeful about how we spend our time and make sure the important things get done. Otherwise it’s far too easy for time to disappear without us having done anything productive.

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