In Pursuit Of The Priorities

by Willie on July 19, 2017

in Daily, Organization, Weight Loss

I’m still alive. I promise.

I’ve been out of my blogging routine for a little while. It’s not from a lack of trying. It’s from a lack of priorities.

I have all good intentions of writing posts but I never actually make time to sit down to write them. Well, I spend time to write them.

I write mostly in spurts. Usually when inspiration hits. Not the greatest method to being creative. Because we all know that inspiration comes and goes.

And to be brutally honest, I’ve been completely focused on losing weight. It’s where most of my energy goes throughout the day.

I always want to share my trials and tribulations of weight loss on the blog but never get around to putting pen to paper. Or in my case, fingers to keyboard.

I have to make time to write just like I make time for other things like working out and meal prepping.

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I love the quote, “Plan your day or the world will plan it for you”. It’s so true.

How many of us spend our day unplanned? We go with the flow of where the day takes us. Then we complain when we don’t get important tasks done because we spend hours looking at Facebook.

It’s crazy to think that we have 24 hours in a day and we really don’t know where our time goes. Hours go missing into the Internet ether.

I’m guilty of it. I don’t manage my time well. I’m a horrible planner and things that I enjoy, like the blog, suffer because of it.

Are you like this as well? You want to do special things that mean a lot to you but just don’t make time for them? I can’t be alone in this.

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All of this time management thinking has come from reading the book, Deep Work, by author Cal Newport. Read it if you have the opportunity. It’s really for those who want to get better at honing their work skills.

One practical piece of advice from the book is to map your day out. From the hours you wake until you sleep, have a plan of attack for each hour of your day.

This isn’t new news but it’s useful.

Most of us let our day get away. We don’t really know how we spend our time.

Maybe we should take Cal’s advice and really start making time for what’s important.

Writing is only one of many things that I want to make time for in my day. We all have 24 hours. It’s what we do with it that counts.

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