I keep planning to... well, plan. Something keeps getting in the way. I just don't have the time. Whenever I hear the sentence, "I don't have the time" I always recall an article I read that says;
Instead of saying "I don't have time" try saying "it's not a priority" and see how that feels.
After a quick Google, I do recall the 2012 lifehacker article it came from, which is quoting Laura Vanderkam of Wall Street Journal.
It's been a life changing for me.
To start planning, I like to see what is currently holding me back. In a typical week;
- Work Monday to Friday, 9 to 5.
- Running 3 times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
- Slimming World group on a Tuesday.
- Granny's every Thursday, usually accompanied by my Dad.
I have a long term partner, who I try to spend a lot of time with, but sometimes it feels like this is preventing me from doing some things I really want to it, but then on the other hand; I love spending time with her (usually, ha!).
It's true that sometimes you need to spend time a part. It means we don't have to miss out on things, while having my quality time together.
My free days are basically Monday, Wednesday and, usually, the weekends.
I need to plan times to work on my projects, play games and still enjoy time doing everything else. Monday and Wednesday seem like good places to start.