I think I need a little bit of advice…
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about everything that I hope to achieve in life. And no, it’s not because of the New Year or because this is the time of year to make resolutions. It’s because I think about it on a weekly basis. Even daily, at times. I have so many goals set in life from little to huge that I don’t know what to do with them all. It’s gotten to a point where I’ve starting to just call most of them hobbies because I can’t seem to keep up with everything I want to do.
I’m so torn these days with which “hobby” I should indulge in the most. I feel sometimes as if my attention is being spread around on 10 things at once, so I sit and play music for 15 minutes and then suddenly I’m at my laptop blogging. Then, I want to go out to the store and get ingredients to try my hand at a new recipe. There’s so much I want to learn and to take in, but really feel that there is never enough time to do it.
Right now, I have a mental list of all the things I really want to work on. I’ll share it with you.
- Write a book
- Organize home
- Learn new recipes
- Practice piano playing
- Learn new songs on guitar
- Write and record new songs
That’s just the tip of the ice burg. Those are the things that matter the most to me and are on my mind 24/7. You have to understand, there’s so much more that it would be impossible to name them all. Then add in the fact that I also work, have friends, spend time with my boyfriend, and need to take care of every day things such as cleaning, laundry, dishes, paying bills, etc. Oh, and sleep. I do need sleep (as much as I wish I didn’t).
Well, I’ve been thinking. Maybe I should actually sit down and organize some sort of schedule. It’s hard to think about because I want to do them all….everyday…all the time, but that’s just impossible. So maybe what I need is a vague idea of the time I want to put into each of these goals. Nothing too intense like: Monday, 8:00 am to 9:00 am – Sit down and write a song. Just something simple like: Thursday: Try a new Chili recipe. or Friday Morning: Organize Pantry. Things like music and writing I tend to do on a whim and for me, that’s alright. I hate being put on the spot to write, I think it just needs to come naturally and when I feel inspired. But what I may need to do is make sure that I have some “me” time during the week to actually do those things when I feel up for it.
But then, I wonder if that’s really the best way to go. Sometimes I get an urge to organize something at 7am or 10pm and I just do it. So, why should I plan things if I’ll end up accomplishing something on a whim?
Or, maybe I just over think things too much. I’m just saying. It’s a huge possibility.
So, my question for you all is…
Should goals be scheduled or accomplished when inspiration hits?
See you tomorrow morning!