Ever worry about wasting time?
So much so that you end up wasting more time, because you are so worried you will waste time? Funny how that works.
I end up spending more time trying to decide if there is something more valuable that I could be doing? Searching for the most efficient way to spend my time. Rather than doing something that I truly love. As if I’ll get some sort of gratification for spending my time ‘wisely’.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a reward. In the end I’m not gratified and I still have all these things that I want to do but convince myself that I don’t have time for them.
All the projects, the blog posts, the 1/2 written journals, the trips, the adventures. Everything that is left undone because you just don’t have time?
I’m not buying the lie anymore.
I will never have time unless I make time for it. BUT even after using my best time saving tricks, all the time in the world will mean nothing if I don’t use it to do something that I love to do.
The mug in the pictures above is a project I’ve thought about for 2 years. I’ve had the supplies to make it in my craft box for TWO years. It’s just been one of those things that I didn’t have time for. Yesterday, I decided to JUST. DO. IT. It’s not perfect, it didn’t cross anything off of my to do list BUT I enjoyed it.
I think Lara Casey said it best with this quote:
“You know all the things you’ve wanted to do? You should go do them.”
via Lara Casey Shop
Sure I should be moping the floor, cleaning something, or even blogging.
The reality is creating things makes ME feel alive. Creating things makes me flourish and be the woman that God created me to be.
It’s in these moments that I’m truly myself. It’s in these moments that I’m a better mom, a better wife , and a better me.
I’m in NO way encouraging myself to be irresponsible. I’m simply giving myself permission to do the things I love to do and stop feeling guilty for doing them.
For you, it may be something totally different. Some people get pure joy out of cleaning! Whatever it is that makes you flourish and be YOU, JUST DO IT.
Just because you enjoy doing it, doesn’t mean that it can’t be productive too.
Don’t should yourself into shame and guilt.
This month I’m making it my personal goal to carve out time to do the things that make me feel alive.
I’m setting these 5 simple goals to work toward a lifestyle change to get creative and find ways to do the things that make me the best me.
1. Create something new each day.
This doesn’t need to be an elaborate DIY project. I’m not talking about opening up at etsy shop or anything. It can be a journal entry, a blog post, trying a new recipe, a new essential oil recipe.
2. Read 15 minutes a Day.
I have a long list of books that I’m excited about reading. I often believe the lie that I don’t have time. This month, its a priority for me to make time daily.
3. Decorate Master Bedroom
I have quite a few ideas, but I need to take some action steps. I would even consider this creating, so it doubles as number one.
4. Publish 20 blog posts.
If you saw the amount of 1/2 drafted blog posts you would question why my number is only 20. This also qualifies as something being created ;).
5. Practice being in the presence of God. (never ending goal)
God is in everything from our 20 minute drive to the store, the toddler tantrums and even in the kitchen sink full of dishes.
I often forget to look for him or acknowledge his presence.
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