Life can feel draining at times. It can feel as though it is so busy, there is never any time for you to achieve your goals or pursue the things you want to pursue. It is true that there is a limited amount of time and energy that we have in the day, and most of us hit our limit. What is often not true is that all the time that we spend is unavoidable, or that we cannot open up time to the things we want.
Our Energies and Foci
Think of the amount of energy that you have available to do tasks in the day as a pie chart. If you break down where you spend your time, you’ll fill the entire chart. That is why it often feels like the day is so full, and that there is so little time available.
But look at where the time and energy goes. While you may only have so much energy to allocate to various aspects of your life, frequently you’ll find that if you actually break down where your time goes, you’re giving your energy to things that do not deserve it:
- Your phone.
- Reading the news.
- Deep cleaning a relatively clean room.
- Accepting meetings or calls that are unnecessary.
- Attending life activities you’re under no obligation to attend.
You’re going to find that a lot of the time you spend in the day is time that is either wasted, or can easily be cut out in favor of something more productive and satisfying. If you truly and honestly analyze where your energy goes, you will often find that a shocking amount of energy is put towards people, things, and actions that do not benefit you as much as you’d like.
Once you’ve calculated that time, you can reprioritize it. Instead of sitting on your phone, you can exercise. Instead of watching the news, you can start a business. Instead of working overtime for no extra pay, you can go on a romantic date with your partner. You’re going to find that there is a lot of time spent on things that don’t matter, and by switching that to activities that do matter, you’ll quickly find that your life becomes a lot happier and more fulfilling.
Achieving Goals and Creating Life Satisfaction
Life satisfaction is found by dedicating yourself to the activities and experiences that will bring the most joy to you and, even if you live a busy life with a family, kids, a job, etc., you’ll often find that there is time available if you know where to look. For additional support, please contact Long Island Psychology, today.