Have you ever thought that you would love to write a novel, learn to speak French, or perfect your drawing technique? Do you have other unfinished goals that you are thinking of right now?
It is interesting how we all have passions and desires that we would like to accomplish in our lives; a legacy that we would like to leave that impacts others in a positive way.
If you are like a lot of people, every time you think about these goals you tell yourself that you just don’t have the time to accomplish them at this stage in your life.
Guess what? If you don’t make time to focus on these dreams, they will never happen.
There will never come a time when all of your other responsibilities disappear and you have endless free time to pursue your hobbies.
Work, family, friends, and other responsibilities will always get in the way, so instead you need to make the decision to make time for these goals.
Here are a few ways that you can carve out the time from your busy schedule to accomplish these goals:
- Set your alarm 15 minutes earlier. Rather than pushing the snooze button, you could start your day by practicing the guitar or writing a page of your novel every morning. The bonus is that doing something you love first thing in the morning will energize you for the rest of the day.
- Along the same vein, go to bed 15-20 minutes later than you usually would and spend the last bit of your day working towards your goal.
- Stop watching television. Did you know that the average American watches four hours of television per day? Usually we use the TV as a way to tune out after a busy day at work, but imagine how much more revitalized and inspired you would feel after spending a few hours working on your passion rather than watching countless reruns of ‘Friends’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother’.
- If your passion is portable, take it with you wherever you go and work on it when you are stuck in traffic, on a long bus ride, in a waiting room, or other times in the day when you are bored. For example, if you are working on a novel you can take a notebook with you and jot down ideas throughout the day.
These are just a few easy ways that you can find time in your busy schedule to focus on your own goals and work towards achieving your dreams.