Chase Your Dreams, Because They Won't Chase You
Most of us have certain goals or aspirations in mind, but can’t seem to find the time to work towards those goals. The simple thought alone of wanting to do something will not get us any closer to achieving our goals, it’s just the first step. We have 24 hours of time every single day, and how we spend each of those hours is completely up to us. You will never regret making time for something you genuinely want to do, but you will regret wasting time that you could have used to get closer to your goals. I’ll be the first to admit, I’m guilty of it. Whether it’s taking a new course for something I’d really like to learn, to this blog there is a lot I could have done with my time after work these past few months. But instead, tired from the work day I took a nap, binge watched my favorite reruns or even spent more than necessary time on my phone or watching YouTube videos.
Although rest is important, knowing how much rest is enough is also key. I’ve finally started keeping a planner this year to write down short term and long term goals and plan my day out to a T. Although things may not completely go as planned, it’s definitely a start knowing how to make adjustments in my schedule in order to prioritize what’s important to me.
From waking up 30 minutes earlier every morning, to setting workout reminders on my phone and alarms cutting me off from “down time” ie. scrolling through social media or watching random YouTube videos, making a schedule is holding me more accountable for my own productivity and helping me become more aware of how much time I actually have. I may not meet all of the deadlines I’ve set for myself but it’s giving me a realistic goal to work towards rather than leaving things up in the air and lets say… not writing a blog post for 6 months (oops).
Lately I’ve been extremely bored of the same old routine I’ve had for approximately a year or so. I didn’t allow myself the time to do the things that make me happy. I realized that those cheesy old reruns of 90s shows that I love will still be there in a couple of hours or a couple of days, I won’t be disappointing myself by not watching the next episode, but I will dislike myself for wasting valuable time and still being in the same place as I was when I set those goals in the first place.
For the first time in a while I felt the need to write about my newly found motivation, and now the key is to keep that motivation going consistently and to help whoever is reading this hopefully decide how to get up and get working on whatever goals or aspirations they have waiting for them. So if you’re looking to get out of a similar funk that I was in, start off by holding yourself accountable and getting a great planner that gets you excited about what lies ahead!