Time. We never have “enough” of it. Recently, I have been doing a lot of thinking about how I spend my time and wanting to spend my time well.
I don’t know how many times I have said, “I didn’t have time for that today.” I’m learning that isn’t really the case. If I were to really be honest with myself on where I spend my time, I’m sure there is lots of “wasted” minutes and even hours.
The truth is that I really just didn’t make time for said things. Just like today, both, I repeat, BOTH of my kids napped at the same time for an hour today. I could have gotten so much accomplished in this hour timeframe, yet I did nothing! I relaxed.
Immediately, I felt selfish, self indulgent, and like I wasted my time. Why? Because we all have a to-do list a mile long, laundry to do, dishes to wash, floors to sweep, errands to run, and the list goes on.
I’m not going to lie, I love a clean house. Actually, I like a sanitary house and my husband likes a neat house. We make a good team. 😉
I love to check boxes and have my to-do list complete. Lately, I have only been putting the “must do’s and want to do’s” on my “to-do” list. Why? I’m just not making the time for the other extras.
I used to blog 5xs a week, even with 1 kiddo! I just made the time to do it. Now, I don’t have the energy or the desire to take that time away from my family to blog that often, even though I have so many posts in my brain that need and are itching to be typed out.
Social media? When it happens it happens, but it isn’t what I’m making time for.
As a primarily stay at home mom, it is easy to get so busy in the home stuff that you end up having no quality time with your kids. That’s another post for another day….
Time is precious. We only have a limited number of days here on this Earth, and I want mine to count.
Sure, we all have to spend time doing things we don’t want to do. No one enjoys doing certain things like chores, work, etc. However, these things are necessary evils. Even if you love your job, I’m sure you would rather be doing a hobby if you got paid for it. Am I right??
What I mean by I want mine to count is that I am refusing to do things that are “extra” that I don’t want to do. Before, I felt like I had to publish so many blog posts a week, or I had to be on social media. I had to make sure my carpets were vacuumed and my floors mopped once a week- even if we didn’t have visitors and it was just my family that week.
Pride. Self indulgence. Self glorification. That’s what had a stronghold on me. I’m not pointing fingers at anyone but me here.
Now, I’m choosing to make my time count. I’m playing with my kids and I’m pretty unsure where my phone is. I’m making memories and not instagramming them. I’m blogging less but living more.
I’m glad I figured this out while my kids are still really small. I would hate to miss a second of their precious lives, because time goes too fast. Babies don’t keep, and I’ll never have enough time with these sweet blessings.
That my friends is time well spent!
I’ll see you when I see ya… probably later this week for a few favorites of the week!