I don’t know about you, but for me 2010 went so very fast.
One minute it was January and then suddenly it was March; then I looked up again and it was October. My first year where I was not bound by someone else’s schedule or timetable (my first full year out of university) and without the school breaks I had come to take for granted, I didn’t stop.
I felt like I shouldn’t, even that I couldn’t justify taking time to smell the roses (or visit the beach) without judgement being pushed on me. Have you ever felt like this? That you can’t do what you want to incase it offends someone else.
I fell into that trap. But taking a break over the Christmas/New Year period has reminded me why it’s ok to take an afternoon off here and there and why it’s ok to play video games every once in a while. Because it’s fun.
Why am I trying to create the future I want, but not allowing any time to actually live it?
I don’t want to do that this year. I want to work well at what I’m good at and begin removing those things better left to others. I want to have fun and do what I love.
That’s why I have made myself a goal that isn’t work related: go travelling again. work hard and smart and make enough to take a big trip.
I felt when I started working for myself that I would have to give up travelling because the money would need to go back into the business. But that’s not fair on me, so some of the money will be ‘fun money’ and hopefully I’ll be travelling again this year. When I travel I feel so alive. It’s like I was born to do it.
This year I’m going to take the time to breathe through the whirlwind that is running a small business and make sure I have fun too.
Is this something you struggle with too? Do you have making time for yourself down-pat? What do you do to make time for you? Tell me in the comments!