“You make time for what’s important to you. Remember that when s/he tells you, ‘I’m too busy.’ #Swerve” – a recent tweet.
Time is a resource, but so is money and energy.
Allocate your time wisely so you can do what brings you most joy more regularly. Don’t pander to ‘busy’; make time for work and play.
I’ve been working crazy hours lately, but I’ve still managed to make time for a beautiful weekend away with friends over Easter. Seven of us stayed in a large, cosy home in Harrogate and were engaged on every level – mental, emotional, spiritual & physical (well maybe not physical!) – so that we all left feeling rejuvenated and more at peace than when we arrived.
Allocate your money wisely so you can do what brings you most joy more regularly.
I really really really dislike when somebody tells me they’re “too busy” to see me. It makes me feel devalued and unimportant. I guess I’ve never considered that being “too broke ” to see a friend would also have the same effect. I cancelled a trip one weekend over the Christmas break last year. It was in London. I’m in Manchester. So I went for the safe, stay-at-home option rather than catching up with friends in the capital city. My excuse: not enough money. I’ve always thought that’s a legitimate excuse, especially when it meant sensibly avoiding forking out a minimum of £100 for travel & food at the weekend (more likely £150!). But I’ve had an epiphany : a lack of money isn’t an excuse (not in my first world world anyway). I’ve now evaluated a myriad of ways I could’ve better allocated resources earlier so that the planned trip could’ve gone ahead. Ah well. You live and learn. And of what I’ve learned, I hope sharing this tidbit of wisdom helps you too!
And finally, allocate your energy wisely by being around those who bring you most joy and positivity.
Don’t spend all your time around kill-joys and dream -stealers.
“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.”
Heed this advice from Jim Rohn; it’ll serve you well.
What’s the one resource you struggle to properly allocate? I’m generally pretty good with energy (I avoid destructive energy at all cost), but when it comes to time and money, I’m definitely still learning through my failures!
How about you?