Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Making time

A lot of us have crazy schedules and there just doesn’t seem to be enough time to sit and take that time for yourself. What is very important is making sure that you do take that time for yourself and your loved ones because you never know when they aren’t going to be around to spend time with. When I am saying make time, I am not saying days and days, I am just saying is setting a little bit of time when you can sit down and relax and not worry about everything else that is going on around you.

For us, we try and take a bit of time each day when we can sit and chat about anything and everything. Of course, work is one of the topics that does come up, but we also make sure that we are chatting about other things that we have either seen or heard about. Making sure that the personal time has been achieved is very important.

Making time for your loved ones can also be a bit of a challenge because they also have busy schedules, so finding time that works for everything can be hard. For our families we try and make sure that we have either emailed, texted, or called, and then we set aside that bit of time when we can spend it together in person. With family not living close, it means that there needs to be more planning, but at least we make sure that we still find ways of communicating with them even when we can’t be together in person.

Making time even for yourself where you can do something that you enjoy is important. It doesn’t have to be a lot of time, but just that bit of time when you can forget about all the other demands on your life. For me, I have decided that I will try and spend 30 minutes each day doing something that I enjoy, and it has helped quite a bit. It gives me the time to focus on something enjoyable, but also that time when I can let the mind wander and see what happens. Making the time to do something relaxing is important, and spending time with those around you is also important. So next time when you are going to say, “I’m too busy”, remember that person that you were going to spend time with might not be there when you have the time.

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