Have you ever felt like everything you do is up to someone else’s schedule? That’s how I feel sometimes. I have to take care of so many emergencies to help with this or that. Sometimes I wonder how I got myself into a few of these things. It feels like I’m on everyone eles’s time but my own. Don’t you sometimes?
Lately, I’ve been really trying hard to reconfigure my life (daily and long term) in order to be more efficient at my writing/speaking career. I’ve been successful in some ways. Certain days of the week I don’t go into town any more. Wow! That was a huge change for me. I live in the mountains outside my small city. My kids and grandkids have activities, performances, etc. that I enjoy attending.
Volunteer time is also very important to me. I help with the Jadyn Fred Foundation and I’m president of the Christian Authors Network. These opportunities to serve excite me!!
Then there are the things you can’t avoid no matter what. So, I’ve tried really hard to make those happen on my “town” days. For the most part, that’s been successful. What I haven’t been able to change are the work demands that seem to pop up unexpectedly. But having a plan minimizes the damage that emergencies cause…like say…websites blowing up when it’s most inconvenient 😉
Here’s a few questions to ponder to help you move into your time more efficiently too:
- What things do you do that could be switched around in your schedule in order to free up a day and allow you to focus on your dreams?
- If you think about it in advance, what could you move on a regular basis (or even delete) to a different day if you can’t free up an entire day?
Think about taking the first step on an unfamiliar bridge and standing there to make sure it is safe. The ground won’t shake, you won’t fall down, and the hail won’t bash you on the head. You just took your first step to making your life more of what you dream it to be. Let me know 🙂