Chit Chat: Time
I wish I could be one of those girls who can tackle a million things successfully and without ever missing a beat but that is definitely not who I am. I feel more and more like I am just managing to get enough finished to make it to the next day. I think saying that I am busy is such a lame excuse for not accomplishing more but busy is exactly what I am.
It isn't a time management issue for me. I feel like when I set out to do a certain task I can get it finished without wasting any time and I definitely do not feel like I waste very much time on a daily basis. I do feel like I am always on the go and like there is always so much on my plate most of which are work related that once I finish one task I immediately have to dive into something else. That means that most days end with me getting home late from work, even later if I manage to squeeze in an errand or two, eating dinner, and then going to bed.
There are so many things that I would like to devote more time to because they are things I enjoy and some which I really need to devote more time to but I do not feel like I have any more time to give. I purchased the ingredients to bake a cake 3 weeks ago but I haven't found the time to bake it yet. I desperately need a haircut, so much so that I cannot remember my last haircut, but I cannot find a time to schedule one. I have had a movie recorded on my DVR for a year and a half that is waiting patiently for me to have a few hours alone with no to-do list requiring my immediate attention. I have under two months to get in my required Continuing Legal Education hours for this year. I have unanswered emails sitting in my inbox for a couple months now. And maybe most importantly I need time to devote to finding a job/career that actually makes me happy.
I went out of town over the weekend. I felt guilty all week leading up to the weekend knowing I would be unable to do anything on my two to-do list for a couple days and now I feel like this week will be one constant game of playing catch-up. Although I had fun over the weekend I am certain I would have backed out of the trip if there hadn't been people depending on me going.
How do you find time for everything? Is there some secret to it I am missing? I have seen some advice on Pinterest or just around the internet in general that is along the line of just removing some items from your to-do list but that is almost impossible when most of them relate to work. I would love to hear how you manage your time and how you find time for the things you enjoy.