Having too much free time on your hands can prove just as bad as having none. None of us was made to be working all the time, not to be doing nothing. When there’s too much work to do and too little time, you become stressed and start longing for a break, a pocket of time to sit and recover.
If you’ll find yourself in a situation where you have nothing to do, in the beginning, it is bliss, but once the initial period is gone and your energy has replenished, you’ll be looking for things to do. When free time and work are in balance, you will be able to enjoy both. It is you who needs to decide how to use the time you have, in order to find your rhythm.
As long as you allow the world to dictate where your time goes, you will always be off balance, and much of your energy will go to waste. You’ve been doing things like everyone else for such a long time that you don’t believe that there are other ways to do them.
You have the right, no, the obligation, to find a way for doing things that work for you. It is not something you stumble upon, but rather something you grow into, through hard work, perseverance, and a lot of trial and error.
Time is the most important of your resources, and it is your responsibility to do the best of it along the way. Your life will eventually end, that’s a fact, but you decide how alive you are while still breathing. Make every breath matter by living the shit out of it.
We run after time every day, but we fail to understand that time is not the problem. There is plenty of time in our days, always. You might not agree with me but think about it. You never need to find time for the things you love to do. You just do them, with no effort, and there always seems to be time for them.
On the other hand, for the things you don’t want to do, even an entire day is not enough to finish a five minutes task. So, it is never about time, but rather about the energy we approach things with, and the reasons we use for them.
We can’t only do what we like every day for the rest of our lives, but we can, and we should reframe our thoughts in such a way that compels us to do even the things we don’t want to do, but that should be done.
What you manage to do in a day is defined by how well you manage to sell yourself on what you have to do. The better you sell it, the better the chances to do them, and less chances there are to avoid doing the work.
What I’m suggesting is that you create justifications for why doing the work is the only way to go, how will it make you feel, and how, doing the things you don’t want to do will take you closer to what you want.
You are already used to lying to yourself. You did it for such a long time. Why not use this in a way that can get you closer to all that you want in life?
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