When we struggle to squeeze in what we really want to do, it’s not because we lack time. It’s because we’ve filled our time with other things. And however good they might be, they are less worthy of our time.
Instead of struggling (that’s not a lot of fun), we can simply give priority to what we want. We can allocate time for what’s important to us—before we start filling it up with what comes along.
When we accomplish what’s most critical, we’re energized … and we can keep the momentum going. When we get distracted, we’re apt to feel like we can’t quite manage it all; we’re apt to struggle—instead of staying present and in the flow.
We can find joy in doing what we want to do. Why not? It is what we want to do. When we make it feel like work instead, it’s because we get off center. We get distracted. Maybe because we feel guilty, or worry about what somebody else wants or what somebody else will think. Maybe because we’re afraid we can’t pull it off, or we’ll have to live up to it if we do. The guilt, the worry, the fear are rooted in ego—not our true self. Not love.
So, please make time for what you want in your life, and let the distractions wait—or take care of themselves. Do what you feel passionate about. Do what serves your highest good. Allocate time for what makes everything else in your life more meaningful or healthier. Feed your body, mind, and spirit.