A Structured Day.

Recently I was ill. After the first day where I mostly slept, I sat lethargically in my chair. I didn’t have the energy to do anything other than sit and listen to the radio.

The week before I’d been pet-sitting for six days at someone’s house. Although I took things to do, I often didn’t feel like it and spent my day aimlessly.

After things had gotten back to normal, I suddenly relished doing everyday tasks such as housework and laundry. I always try to get the chores completed during the morning, so that by the afternoon, I can concentrate on the things I really enjoy.

This made me think how much we all need some kind of structure in our day. It gives us purpose. Without it, there is no sense of achievement or satisfaction of a good job done. Every day becomes the same and as humans, we need light and shade in our lives.

One of my favourite sayings is this:

If you want something doing, ask a busy person.

The quote was first said by the late Elbert Hubbard, an American writer. His actual quote was:

If you want anything done, ask a busy man to do it. By a like token the store that is the busiest is always striving for more whilst the dull store marks times. If you want something done, ask a busy person.

Because my time is my own, I can, and often do put things off. Which results in something not getting done or missing deadlines. I was much more productive when working but wasn’t as happy as I am now.

I found this interesting site if you want to look at ways to help your own time management.

7 Simple Steps to Time Management

Another interesting one I found was this one

5 Ways to Structure Your Day

So think about your day. If you are working, make sure your make time for yourself. If you don’t work, segment your days so they are not all the same because life can become boring if you don’t.

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