Friday, October 4, 2013

I wish I had more time.

I wish I had more time to write.
I wish I had more time to create.
I wish I had more time to meditate.
I wish I had more time to spend with my husband.
I wish I had more time to spend with my parents.
I wish I had more time to spend with my kids.
I wish I had more time to hang out with my friends.
I wish I had eaten better today.
I wish I had more time to exercise.
I wish I had more time to . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . and the list goes on and on.

I find that I spend every day wishing I had more time to do more things.  Is this because I have too many things to do? Is this because I waste time goofing around?  Or is it a little of both?

Instead of wishing for more time I believe I'm going to change my approach.  I will set my goals to accomplish these things I'm wishing for.  I will be more productive and satisfied at the end of the day and stop wishing for what I haven't done.  Jim Bunch at The Ultimate Game of Life suggests setting 3 goals for your happiness, health and wealth.  Then create a list of actions that are going to get your closer to these goals.  And plan your day the night before with an action scheduled for each of your goals.  So at the end of the day instead of wishing you'd done more you can check off all that you've done.

So today:

1.  Happy - I will fly to DC and spend time with my son and his new bride tonight.
2.  Healthy - I will eat only healthy foods and drink lots of water.
3.  Wealthy - I will write a blog post with a meditation mandala.

I can check off #3 now and work on tomorrows actions while I'm on the plane!


  1. This is great, along with that picture. I love the topic of time and how to not feel pressured or feel guilty by what we do or don't do. Your writing is so personal, honest, creative, and wonderful to read.

  2. We may feel rushed. But, we must make time for waht we want- no one else will do that for us...
    Enjoy your trip to DC- you are welcome to join us for a snack :-)

  3. Love the meditation mandela - beautiful.

  4. Very pretty painting Karen. :) Your list reads just like my Have a lovely time in DC with your family and have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Lovely painting...and I hope you had a wonderful weekend, too. Wise words.

  6. Thanks for all the great comments. And yes, I did get my wish. It was a lovely weekend.