I like to see my days as mini lives. What do I want my life to look like? Do I want to spend time writing and painting? Do I want to cook and meditate? Do I want to walk by nature, read, practice yoga? Do I want to relax with my dog or cuddle with my husband? This is the hardest part, figuring out what I want.
And the way I figure out to have my life look as close as possible to my dreams is to make sure my days look as close as possible to them too. You can’t dream on being a runner but not run. The only way to become a runner is to schedule running time everyday. And that’s how it works for everything else. You can’t be a writer and not schedule time to write. Our days are miniature lives. If we design our days incorporating a bit of everything we want in our lives, the days will turn into weeks, then months, years, decades and then it’s your life. Master your day and the rest will follow. Planning an entire year is hard, but planning 24 hours, we can all do that.
But here is where it becomes hard. 24 hours. That’s it. That’s all we have. It’s not a lot but you can do a lot with it if you are organized enough. You can’t jam into those hours a million different goals, you need to edit them, pick the ones you can’t live without. Because in addition to things you want to do, you will have the things you have to do, like laundry, maybe a temporary job, cooking dinner, etc. Life has it’s own agenda and we need to live but also stay alive. The secret to do this right is to figure out who you really are, what you really want and not waste time doing things for other people. Soul searching is a daily act and the more I do it, the more I figure out what I actually consider important.
Take the time to figure out what you want, journal, meditate on it. Then schedule your days accordingly. Be precise, get rid of the clutter, stay simple and clear on the things that actually matter. Don’t overwhelm yourself with lots of stuff, get deep and figure out what are the essentials. Now do them. And watch your dreams unfold, it will probably take some time, but they will come true. Don’t take any day for granted, see each of them as mini lives, all that is guaranteed is right now.
Bonus, if you don’t want to waste your life by having watched all the tv shows on Netflix, then don’t waste your days doing it so. Remembering this has helped me a lot.
Thanks for reading.