We all have things that we'd like to do in life, but there are the responsibilities of daily living that need to be taken care of before we can spend our time on these activities. We need to pay for housing, for example, before we can go on vacations; we need to take care of our children or finish our school work before we can relax with friends. The problem is that many people end up committing to so many activities--some of which are absolutely necessary and some of which are not, strictly speaking, as necessary--that they don't have enough time left over in the schedule to do the things they'd really enjoy. Do you have a long list of "want to" activities that you can't get to because of your packed schedule of "have to" activities?
And even more important than fun activities, it's important to carve out time for those activities that sustain us, that help us to take care of ourselves, including body and mind. For many people it's all too easy, for example, to find things to do instead of exercise; however, a regular exercise habit can bring more benefits than many of the activities that keep us busy outside of work. It's an important habit to maintain, even if it's at the expense of other activities.
How can you make time for the important things in life? And what should be prioritized? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Make Time For The Important Things In Life
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