Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Time Management - Creating time

I hear all of you workaholics ... working away at a job that you love. Everyone tells you that you are lucky because you get to do something that you love, and something that makes you happy. It is a good thing, a special thing, something that seems so rare in today's world.

However, there is an ugly side to doing a job that you love. You sometimes work too late, you know that you should stop and spend time with husbands, children, family and friends, but there is just soooooooo much work to be done.

Now, if there is one thing that I have learned doing a job that I love, it is that there will ALWAYS be something to do tomorrow. Your list of things that needs to be done never ends. You have a new idea to be created, a new creation to write down, a hundred unfinished projects in the wings, and never enough hours in a day to get them done.

There is also another thing that I have learned. You NEVER get another today. Kids grow up too fast, you only get so many days in a year to tell your partner or spouse that you love them, and friendships need time and attention.

Unfortunately there is not a magic recipe on how to add any more than 24 hours to a day. The only thing that you can to is make sure that you spend time doing what you love, spend time with the people that you love, and give each the undivided attention that they deserve.

However, in the process of doing this you also need to make sure that you are taking care of yourself! Proper sleep, eating, and exercise will go a long way in making sure that you have the energy to do all the things that you want to do and also prevent getting sick.

Many people call this balance. I can tell you that I don't always achieve balance every day. I still have days where I work too much, but I also make sure that I have days where I spend plenty of time laughing and having fun with the people around me.

Remember to make time for the other things in your life besides work!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the reminder. It was perfect for me today. I need to remember the balance.
    I am honored that my little "Hand in Hand" girls got to represent the message.