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How do you find time to do what you like to do?

Maybe the question is I'm always trying to learn new things, try new things, make something different. I'm curious. But the "problem" is I don't have too much time or, at least, not the necessary time to manage all those activities.

I have tried different methods but, I finally realized miracles do not exist! So, what I'm doing now is to prioritize, and, what's even more important: to give myself a break. That fabulous time is every Saturday, in the evening. Those evenings are just MINE! I want to go out and buy something,... I do. It's winter and it's too cold outside... I stay at home, and spend MY time with some crochet, or any craft idea I could have found on Pinterest! This might now sound great to some of you but the important thing is that I do what I feel like doing, no obligations, no schedules.

And it's working for me. That's the best thing.

And what about you? Do you manage your time? Do you need it? Happy writting!

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MegL wrote on September 29, 2017, 1:21 PM

When I worked, with young children, Saturday afternoon at the library was my time away. As they say here, 'to get my head showered'. No it didn't mean literally taking a shower, though it might: it meant getting time to renew your sense of self. Highly important.

VinceSummers wrote on September 29, 2017, 1:42 PM

My problem is not so much in finding time to do what I want to do, but in finding time to do things that are more important than what I want to do. It's more a matter of attitude.

Angeles wrote on September 29, 2017, 4:00 PM

Oh, sure! That's another point I'm also trying to solve! emoticon :smile: This time I just focused on finding some "free time for me", but, yes, we always have more important things to do, that's the question!

Angeles wrote on September 29, 2017, 4:16 PM

Sure, I agree with you. From my point of view, it is something I just needed. And, by the way, first time I hear - read- that expression!

MegL wrote on September 30, 2017, 6:28 PM

It's another Northern Ireland expression that probably is not used elsewhere in the UK. Basically it means, "to get a bit of peace and quiet". There was a comedy show in Northern Ireland called "give my head peace", which means much the same. Someone would use the phrase "I need to get my head showered", if they were inundated with work, or a mother with children under her feet all day.

lookatdesktop wrote on October 1, 2017, 11:08 PM

I have become inclined to finish one book, limit the time on the internet and stop watching prime time on broadcast television as it is becoming more irritating than ever. Down time is what I am looking to find, time to meditate, think clearly, find new ways at just experiencing the moment with better appreciation. Even though everyone says I over react to television. I may tend to over react to the violence of television so I need to cut back, way back watching prime time t.v. Then maybe, just maybe I can clear my head a bit.

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Colibry21 wrote on October 18, 2017, 11:21 AM

It can be hard to find time for yourself and do all the things you want. Sometimes, you do need to make the time to do it.

HappyLady wrote on October 23, 2017, 4:13 PM

I try to write a list each day. I wish I could say I wrote a list each day and ticked each thing off. Just sometimes I do.