Life fills up fast
If you know my little Shadyn, you know I’ve been blessed with a toddler who’s a really good sleeper. Even at almost 3 ½-years-old my little guy still loves (and SO needs) to sleep. So every afternoon, we head into his bedroom to cuddle and read books together. Then I wrap him up and tuck him in - even on the warmer days when I’m worried he’ll get too hot, he insists, “Wrap.”
So I wrap him up and leave him to sleep. And every afternoon I have a good couple of hours to myself (yeah, I told you I’ve been blessed!). I’ve never struggled to fill that time - working from home, cleaning the house, Pinterest, relaxing...
But you know, deciding to focus on the things that matter most has brought about lots of changes in my life. Some big. Some little. All so very worth it! And I’ve found myself realizing the potential of these quiet hours. So, what matters most? What are the best things to give this valuable time to? What will help me become who I’m striving to be? What will leave me with the least regret in a day, a month, a year from now?
Surprisingly, and not so surprisingly, it’s never the busy work. It’s rarely even the top priority task on my written to-do list. Yet, for the last three years, I’ve so effortlessly filled my time with many somewhat meaningless things. Life’s a journey and we learn as we go. So I’m setting the guilt aside, learning from the past and moving forward with a new lesson learned. When it comes to things that matter most, there’s only so much room. Regardless of your schedule, circumstances, or responsibilities, life fills up fast.
And the things that matter most will get as much time as we give them.