Making Time For What Makes You Happy

Making Time For What Makes You Happy

I had the idea for this post in my head for a while but sometimes, words don’t come easy so I’ll try my best to make sense.

I thought I had this new schedule figured out, that I finally found a pace that suited me (even if I wish it was possible to post more than once a week), but sometimes, things get in the way. In fact, I think this is a situation that is totally fitting with this article.

We’re always looking for more time to complete our projects, finish our book, deal with administrative tasks, see friends, relax, etc. While I’m a true believer in the fact that I need to have a million things to do to feel alive, it’s also very much okay to step back for a minute, or even a few days, from what you’re doing and reconsider where you’re heading to, what matters most at the moment, and what you enjoy doing.

And here are a few thoughts I’d like to develop.

Choose your projects wisely

Having side projects is exciting to me. I want to launch 2 new websites as soon as possible, but the amount of work is huge considering that I also have an office job, therefore, can only work on said projects on evenings and weekends. I also have a life project going on at the same time, so my energy is divided into all these things at the moment.

Having a lot of projects is great, but completing them is also very nice and in order to do that, things need to be prioritized and we shouldn’t feel bad if something gets postponed.

If something is more exciting, do it

Some people will call this procrastinating, but very often I find myself not wanting to do the tasks I have to do. If something is slowly becoming a chore, it can be good to take a break and do something that will make you feel good. Sometimes I just don’t want to work on anything and the only thing acceptable is watching an episode of Downton Abbey or scrolling through interior pictures on Pinterest.

Less is okay

As much as we can try, we’re just one person and we can’t handle everything. I’m a bit annoyed at the moment about the fact that I’m probably not gonna finish my Goodreads challenge as I haven’t read as much as I’d have liked to this month. Taking the car every day to go to work means I don’t have the dedicated hour to read on the train. My point is, I really shouldn’t worry about things I don’t have time to do right now, things will get done eventually.

Do you struggle to find time to do the things that you enjoy the most? How do you get organized?