It's occurred to me that I can't do absolutely everything that I need and want to do. Things have to be prioritised. Maybe before I was trying to live as if there were more hours in the week than there actually are. Of course this isn't possible. Each and every one of us only has a fixed amount of time. Just like money perhaps it needs to be budgeted. It seemed a pretty good idea to reflect on this.
I've done this exercise on the basis that I'd be getting enough sleep and am back to the office full-time. I wanted to make sure that exercise and meditation were prioritized too. I've also accounted for the fact that I'll be studying again soon.
What I've noticed is that I haven't factored in any time for travel, appointments or keeping in touch with family and friends let alone a nice long bath or time watching the odd movie or two. Lordy, this is difficult. No wonder everything goes to pot when this moves away from being a theoretical exercise and translates to real life! It certainly gives me a clear picture of why things go wrong when I'm working more than my contracted hours.
So this is something I'll be pondering on over the coming days. Maybe there's ways that I can cut or combine the hours spent on some activities in my life to make room for those that hold greater meaning. Watch this space. I'll come back on this one!