How to Seize the Hours in Your Day

Do you ever feel like you just don’t have enough time to do those things you’re truly passionate about? Whether you want to write a book, learn how to play piano or spend time enjoying a good read, chances are your day slips by so fast, there’s little time for things that bring you pure joy. That’s why it’s important we do what we can to protect our time, so that we can do more of what’s truly important, and less of what’s not.

Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite ways to seize your day so you can use the hours your way!

Write down your priorities. Do you want to write a children’s book? Start a business? Exercise every day? Take pen to paper and write down what your heart is most yearning to achieve. Then, be sure to look at it daily to keep your goals at the forefront of your mind.

Build a barrier around your time. Decide on a strategy to protect one hour in your day to take action on your goals. Maybe you can give it 30 minutes in the morning instead of scrolling through the news and social media, and another 30 minutes in the evening before watching another TV series. Block off this time for your passion and make it non-negotiable.

Banish time invaders. Free yourself of distractions by stashing your phone away or keeping it out of your line of sight. If your family is good at interrupting you (ehm, like kiddos are known to do), choose a time when they’re away or asleep.

Revisit your priorities. After a few weeks, see if you’ve been able to capitalize on your priorities, or if your time needs more protection. If you’re still struggling, consider using more strategies like setting an alarm on your phone and committing to your goals fully until the alarm rings.

Life is sweet and we’re meant to spend at least some time on things we’re passionate about, so do what you can to protect your time. Like Michael Altshuler said, “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Emily and the EveryDay Happy Team

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“The most precious resource we all have is time.” — Steve Jobs

 

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