Do you find yourself unable to find time for fun and leisure? Are there many different things you’ve always wanted to do with your life but never have the time? If yes, then read on.
. A new study has shown that people need at least 7 hours of leisure to be truly happy. But let’s face it: there is no way you could ever find 7 hours for fun and leisure, even if you’re a rich person who works for himself. But there are a number of ways you could free up more time in your hectic environment to do the things you love doing. First, you need to find out the reasons why you don’t have time for fun and leisure. While some of your time pressure may be legitimate, it’s possible that you’re partially responsible for your extremely hectic schedule. If you closely scrutinize how you spend your time, you’ll discover that you are your own worst enemy.
1. You Don’t Schedule Your Time
The reason why you have a hectic, down right crazy schedule is because you don’t have a definite plan to help you manage your time. You’ve never sat down and thought about your life as well as the things you actually do, versus the things you want to do.
To free up time to do the things you love, you need to create a weekly schedule and assign blocks of time for fun and leisure. Make sure you prioritize these blocks and stick to the schedule.
2. You Have a Heavily Packed Schedule
If you already have a schedule, but still don’t get time to do the things you love then you probably have an overly cluttered schedule. You’ll never get time for fun and leisure if you have an overly cluttered schedule, full of tasks, projects, errands and appointments. To have a happy and fulfilling life, you must find ways to create large spaces in your schedule.
Take a time out and rethink your routine. Ask yourself: is there a more effective way of doing things? Identify the things that actually fill up your schedule. Then, determine the things you could minimize or drop altogether from your “mad” schedule to make more time. This will help you to create a more optimal schedule, full of activities you enjoy.