I’m delighted, one seriously happy bunny. Because after years of (soul) searching I’ve finally found my passion, my life purpose, my raison d’etre and it feels great. I suddenly feel more alive than I ever have before.
I read somewhere that when you discover your life purpose, everything starts to fall into place, you begin to experience happy and serendipitous events and positive messages that you are doing the right thing.
I couldn’t have asked for a better reaction to this blog and the path that I have chosen to take. The comments people have made and the feedback I’ve received have blown me away in ways that I never expected.
I’m also surprised by the changes I see in myself. I love writing this blog, setting myself goals to achieve my dreams and working towards them, as well as hearing from people that what I’ve written has inspired or helped them.
As a result of this newfound passion, it’s little wonder that I now find myself spending every spare second working towards making this whole blog thing work. The problem is that I don’t have that many spare seconds.
Where does the time go?
During the week, of my 24 hours a day, I spend six hours of it sleeping, eight hours working (my day job), four hours a day commuting and around two hours a day eating, showering and cooking.
This leaves me with approximately four hours a day to do the following:
- Catch up with family
- Socialise with friends
- Spend time on working on this blog
- Spend time working towards my goals
- Doing exercise
Whilst I love the changes in my life that finding my passion have brought (which include: excitement, drive, commitment, motivation), what I’ve recently noticed is the thing that seems to have disappeared as a result, is balance. I currently feel that I am lacking balance in my life and here are a few examples of how that manifests:
With only four hours a day of ‘free’ time, a large chunk of this is currently being spent on working on my blog in terms of content and marketing. If I want to build a successful blog on personal development then it makes sense to put this time in.
However, what this translates into is that I spend more of my free time online than I do in the ‘real’ world and I spend more of my free time working rather than relaxing or socialising. This has resulted in feeling more than a little tired and run down.
A lesson about balance
The lesson here for me has been to look at how I spend my time and work towards regaining balance in the areas that need it. I’ve already started on this by reconnecting with friends I haven’t seen for a while and making a concerted effort to contact members of my family for a catch up.
Where I know I need to make even more effort is in minimising the time I spend looking at a computer screen. Often, I waste time online in the name of ‘working on my blog’ rather than being productive and my plan is to put specific time aside for ‘work’ and using the left over time to relax and connect with people I love.
What does your day look like when you break it down? Are there things that you are doing too little or too much of? Do you have any tips or suggestions for maintaining balance? If so I would love to hear from you.