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Sunday, March 27, 2011

How do you find time for this?

A question I get asked a lot is, "How do you find the time?", usually in reference to this daily blog. Well, the answer is, I don't. I wish I could, but still haven't figured out where or how to find more time. Besides, if someone gave me an extra few hours a day, eventually I would just fill them up and want more. My oft used purse analogy works well here - ladies, you get this - the bigger your purse, the more crap you put in it.

My husband laughs at me when I say, "I don't have anything written for tomorrow's blog post." He laughs at me because he hears me say this at least four times a week, and so far I have not gone a day without posting. He laughs at the mild and unnecessary panic in my voice. Somehow something always occurs to me and away my fingers fly.

We all do things that we don't have time for, else how would we ever do anything that we want to do? There are so many have to dos in life, especially if you're a parent. Sometimes the only way to find time for the want-to-dos is to steal it from somewhere else. In my case, laundry and other household chores get less attention. Gee, what a sacrifice. I'm pretty sure that my last words are not going to be, "If only I'd spent more time with the vacuum!"

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Multi-tasking helps. I'm currently writing this post, while chatting with a friend on Facebook, participating in an online forum and having a conversation (in person, if you can imagine) with my husband. Sleep sometimes get robbed too, but I figure there'll be plenty of time for that in the afterlife.

I love to write. I used to write every day before I decided that there were more important things to do. Well, I am stealing that time back!

What would you do with an extra few hours a day? No one is going to give it to you, so I say, Take it! You're worth it!

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  1. I don't find the time, I make it.

    Not that making time is any easier than finding it.

  2. MC, is that anything like laundering money? :)

  3. *evil cackle*

    That would be illegal.

  4. Well, I don't need to know how you do it (that way I'm not complicit), just make some extra time for me too will you?

  5. That actually gives me an idea for a book ...

    As though the 8+ titles I have on my to-do list really need any more company.

  6. Who needs lists, or for that matter deadlines, when we can create time?

  7. Well, as it happens, unless I give something a deadline it never actually gets finished ...

  8. I'm afraid I am seldom asked "where do you find the time?" but rather "what do you have to show for all the time you had?" I seem to lose time - I had enough of it but where did it go?

  9. Karen, we each have some pretty great kids. That's probably accomplishment enough. But you have done many other things that have made a difference. Though these effects may not "show" like a bunch of expensive things or an illustrious career, they are far more important. Your co-workers, the people you serve, and your friends and family are all better for having had you in their lives. I think that those who complain and blame others for their station in life are probably wasting their time, but not you. :)

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