Lack of Time, or Lack of Motivation?

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I’d do yoga more… if I had more time.

At the beginning of every week, I think to myself, “this week, I will stretch more.” And every week, it somehow escapes me. I find that this is true with so many things in my life, and it’s pretty scary.

I want to do yoga more, but I can never seem to find the time.

I have material to make a maxi skirt, and I keep meaning to start it at the weekend. But, suddenly, the weekend is over.

I am out of homemade bread rolls, and I keep meaning to make more. But I have no yeast, and I keep forgetting to buy more.

Perhaps these problems are all pretty small, but I end up wondering if the reason I’m not getting these things done is because time just slips by without my realizing, or because I am a major procrastinator. Possibly, it’s a bit of both.

Last weekend, however, I decided it was time to make a change. No more “I’ll get around to it when I have more time.” I will never have more time. But I can use the time I have more wisely. So, this weekend, instead of sitting around because I was tired, I tackled my closet and the basement, and took a carload of stuff to Goodwill. I touched up some chipped paint in our dining room. I bought a bathtub repair kit to help improve the look of our gross old tub. I made a list of everything that needs doing, and this time I will get it done.

As for the skirt, that might be a project for this weekend. I’ll do it while I’m waiting for my bread rolls to rise!

What would you do if only you had more time?
Yoga for me, for sure. I might even start taking it more seriously and try to become certified as a yoga instructor. But that really does take a lot of time!

10 thoughts on “Lack of Time, or Lack of Motivation?

  1. Good for you! I have so many things on my to-do list that it has become overwhelming and I end up getting frustrated and not sure where to start and then don’t get much done. Need to change that.

    • I try getting the thing I’m dreading most out of the way first! Then I reward myself with a more enjoyable task. I guess that’s assuming your to-do list contains enjoyable tasks!

  2. I trick myself by saying “oh I’ll just step on the mat for a few stretches” and before I know it I’ve been there for an hour. It always works! It seems my mind is only reluctant to get started, but not to keep going 🙂

    • I need to try that, Andrea! I find that’s true about most exercise–it’s getting started that’s the most challenging part!

  3. I have the same problem! It’s amazing how I can always find time to run (or blog haha) but can’t find the time to do things I am less interested in (like stretching). I guess it all comes down to priorities! I’m trying to be more realistic and honest with myself (with limited time in the day, I’m not about to spend time suffering just for the sake of suffering)…..at the same time trying to get myself to procrastinate a little less on things that don’t sound like the most fun, but I should probably do anyway!

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