I am often asked, and I also wonder myself, how I find the time to do all the things I do.
I read a lot, I do this blog, I am studying for a degree, I am writing one book and editing another, I am also trying to get some articles out there.
And of course I am doing my big list! Not to mention seeing the blokie, spending time with family and friends and working full time….mmmm
When I see it written down like this it does make me wonder how I do it, I have obviously cut some things down in my life to fit all these other things in. Not big huge things just little things and to be honest I don’t miss them at all.
Firstly I no longer spend my lunch break chatting to friends and staring out the window, now I eat at my desk and work on things. I no longer watch soaps on TV this is something that has happened gradually, I started not bothering with Hollyoaks but it spread and the last to go now is Eastenders. I actually don’t watch TV at all if I am alone, I watch it with blokie at night but it is not on if I’m alone.
I don’t bother with house work… I’m joking… although not really J I have actually really neglected the house lately, and I tend to squeeze the house work around other things for example, if I have Spanish course work to do I will put the audio CD on and clean while listening.
Something that has taken a big hit is my reading I’m actually down to about two books a month. This is a big drop for me when I wasn’t so busy I was reading five to six books a month. My reading for pleasure time has been replaced with coursework reading and of course writing.
I spend my commute being productive too. So there you go, that is how I am managing to squeeze in so much although I know there is still room in my life room which I could use to shuffle things about and make more space for either: doing nothing, reading, shouting at the child….
I could get the CD player in the car fixed and work on Spanish on the school run. I could get up twenty minutes earlier in the morning and use that time, I could even quit one of the things I am doing but I really don’t like that idea.
I think time is there if you look for it and if you really want to make time for things you love. I just hope that when I stop doing all this I wont suddenly become so bored I’ll go crazy…