Where does the time go?
I was so exhausted on Friday that I fell asleep before I could write my daily post, and yesterday I was too busy with mommy duties, so today, I’ve finally taken the time to write. Wow! I have really got to find a way to make more time for myself.
I’d like to get up early, but that has proven a bit difficult. Nevertheless, I do not think I can stay up late, so getting up early will have to be the solution to making more time for myself. I usually get up at around 6:30 on days when I have to work, and around 8 on days when I am at home with the baby. So, I’m going to try to get up at 5 on days that I have to work, and 6:30 on days that I am home with the baby.
Getting up early will give me time for some very important things. I will have time for shadow work and mediation. These are two things I have not had time for lately, and I find that I am beginning to fall back on bad habits, like eating badly and allowing my negative thoughts to take over. If I get up at least an hour earlier, I can take the time to meditate or do shadow work. The other thing getting up earlier will give me time to do is researching. Currently, I’m reading about cognitive linguistics and neurobiology as it pertains to learning, specifically language learning. Getting up early will allow me a little bit of time to read a few pages before starting my day. My hope is that I can start making progress on my research and my personal growth starting tomorrow.
I’d like to think that I can make up for lost time, but I do not think that’s possible. Once you’ve lost an hour or a day, there is no getting it back; it’s gone. I feel depressed sometimes when I think of all the hours, days, weeks, months, and years I’ve lost because of fear and uncertainty, and more my favorite vice, procrastination. However, I try not to dwell on the past too much as it is out of my hands. All I can do is learn from it and move on.
My goal is to commit to getting up early for 60 days, and hopefully I can make it a habit. We’ll see how it goes. Tomorrow is the first day of my commitment. I’ll let you know how it goes. I’m hoping that adopting this habit of getting up early will allow me to reach my daily goals, which are to meditate, read, write, and do shadow work when it’s necessary. I’m excited to see how this will make my life better.
So, is this something that you struggle with? If not, how do you make more time for yourself? What are some habits that work for you? I’m up for suggestions. Until next time, I’m wishing you the very best.