There are a million posts out there that discuss inspirational topics to blog about, but what about finding the time?
I have struggled for time recently. Or at least that is what I would like to believe. I haven’t really – time has not eluded me or gone quicker over the past month I’ve just prioritised it on different habits, aspects and necessities of my life.
I think there are points in everybody’s life where the elements we do to relax, exercise our creativity or habits become less important. I think there are people everywhere who do not recognise this as a choice.
Since my last post I had a choice on how to prioritise my time.
I have a list of obligations in my life; going to work, cleaning my house, eating, sleeping, bathing etc. And I have a list of things I am motivated to do; roller derby, writing, learning etc. Often these lists are balanced quite fairly and many of my obligatory tasks are completed with minimal effort, such as bathing and sleeping for example.
Last month I looked at these lists, as I added new elements to my life, and crossed some obligation/motivation boundaries with other elements.
The fall out has meant that my writing, and this blog, has taken the bottom priority… Or did at least. I did not put aside time to blog. I did this because, although I could have found the time to blog, prioritising it over another aspect of my life, I felt I shouldn’t; I recognised I shouldn’t and so I didn’t.
I hope this makes sense (perhaps not, and in a couple of months time I’ll look back and shake my head at the lack of my own articulation). But I guess what I’m suggesting is that since my last post I have reflected upon my blog and the role it plays in my life and what role this blog will continue to play.
It wasn’t a deep reflective period but one that came out of necessity and lethargy. A reflection that came from my prioritising my time on learning a new language, looking and planning relocation and job hunting. I’m not sure I have an answer now other than the job search isn’t over, I am still learning a language and relocation is still being planned. But I will be finding the time to blog, if even only sporadically.
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