Since I’ve moved to my new place the last month and a half, I’ve noticed a difference in the way I spend my time. Even just a few months ago, my evenings were spent at home a lot (not a bad thing!) but this was because my time was scheduled a lot around TV shows. I’m not opposed to TV at all. I love it and I definitely have my favorite shows that I love to catch up on. I even like to have something playing to listen to while I get ready in the morning. However, it was too much and it was cutting into time that could have been better spent. Now, I’m constantly doing something and my time is spent doing…
More reading (love!)
More service (I want to find more to do!)
More temple worship, scripture study, and drawing closer to my Heavenly Father and Savior
More family time, especially compared to the college years when I lived further from most of my family
More connecting with and meeting new people (esp. blends!)
More reconnecting with old friends
More willingness to try new things
It’s been wonderful! I didn’t even notice until a couple of weeks ago that I was getting really behind on shows that I used to keep up on…and I didn’t care! It’s crazy how I haven’t tried to watch less TV, but just by doing more of other things I now have less time for it. I think it’s fantastic! My life is so much more full than it used to be. I’m happier. My roommates comment on how I’m rarely home and that used to be such a rare thing for me. I want to live my life with no regrets. Or at least as few of them as possible. I have so much that I want to do! Short list:
- Get this blog remodeled and working at a little higher caliber than it is right now
- Go on more trips: Boston, California, Arizona, NC, Harry Potter World, Europe! Ok, I need to make more money for those.
- Travel for races, too!
- Expand my knowledge on health topics to be a better coach
- Get my ACE Health Coach certification on top of the one from work
- Work toward a 1:45 PR for my next half and pick my next marathon
- Make time to volunteer at a children’s hospital
Don’t get me wrong, I like my days at home when I don’t do a whole lot, too. I love chilling and watching a movie or some TV shows and recharging my batteries. But right now I’m also loving all the experiencing that I’m taking part in. I’m learning and growing in ways that I never have before and I love it. I want the majority of my time to be spent doing things that will make me a better person or improve the life of someone else. Because that, my friends, is time well spent.
Life is good. I’m a really lucky girl.
Do you like how you spend the majority of your time?
What would you change about how you spend your time?
Favorite activity coming up this week??