Have to. Need to. Must do. Should do. Gotta. Gonna. Do it now.
Wish I could …
Lists. Planners. Schedules. Appointments. Meetings. Agendas. Never, ever enough time.
One of these days, I’d really like to …
Wife. Mother. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Teacher. Housekeeper. Chef. Accountant. Person.
Reader. Writer. Photographer.
I’m never going to do it all … am I?
I’m never going to please all the people, all time … will I?
When I try to juggle all the balls, I’m going to drop a few … won’t I?
Here’s how I find a few minutes here and there for my dreams:
Whenever I’ve got a weekend, or a free day at home, I make the time for a little bit of everything by chunking the hour into 20 minute blocks.
- 20 minutes on the lists
- 20 minutes on the roles
- 20 minutes of me
What’s on the list today? Call the cable company. Sign up for a charity event. Contact the health insurance company. Make a deposit at the bank.
What roles do I need to honor today? Drive my son to work. Finish the laundry. Bake some cookies for the neighbor who’s just had surgery. Grade last week’s spelling test. Clean the bathroom. Pay the bills.
How will I fulfill my dreams today? Check into a new photography project idea. Continue the book draft. Write a blog post. : )
Twenty minutes at a time keeps me moving and thinking and doing … and getting it done.
I may not be able to do it all, but I can do a little bit of everything – and make time for my dreams too.