It’s so easy for life to get too busy for the fun things and your passions. You get swept up in everything you have to do and forget to make time for the things you actually enjoy doing. But it is so important for your mental wellness to ensure you are making time for the things you love. Which is why we are chatting about hoe to make more time for the things you love.
Making time for things like your hobbies is so important for personal growth and it is a great way to make sure you aren’t stuck in an “all work and no play” mentality.
Not sure what to make time for? Then go check out this cool list of 20 hobby ideas you can start at home.
But now let’s get into talking about the actual tips for making more time for your hobbies and interests.
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How To Make More Time For The Things You Love:
Tip 1) Learn to plan out your days.
The first tip is really the easiest one- start learning to plan out your days.
By planning out your tasks you will improve your chances of actually being able to plan time during your day for the activities that you love!
Start by just generally writing out your plan for the day and slowly figure out what elements of your day are the most important for you to focus on planning out.
Tip 2) Work on prioritizing your tasks.
The next tip for making time for your hobbies and passions is to work on prioritizing your tasks.
It is so important in general to learn how to prioritize but if you are wanting to make sure you have the opportunity to do your hobbies and interests some days then you really need to learn to prioritize.
This is a big thing to work on so if you are struggling with learning to prioritize then check out these posts:
- Learn to Prioritize: Art of Breaks
- Learn To Prioritize: Delegation
- How to prioritize like a Girl Boss.
Tip 3) Pick what hobbies/interests you want to focus on.
The next tip is to narrow down the hobbies, interest, passions you mainly want to focus on.
If you are someone who just has a few passions then you don’t have to worry about this.
But if you are a jack of all trades type of person then you may need to try to hone in on a few interests. This will make it easier and more manageable to really carve out slots during the days for your true passions and interests.
Tip 4) Work on saying no to things you don’t love.
This is another tip that is so essential for making time for what you want to do but can be very difficult.
If you are saying yes to every social event that you are invited to even if you don’t really want to go you can quickly run out of time for what you actually want to do.
But saying no in a kind way can be difficult! So I have a whole post about this and tips for saying no here: Learn to Prioritize: Say No.
Tip 5) Put effort into improving your time management abilities.
The next tip is also a big, personal growth related tip but by improving your time management you can improve a lot of aspects of your life. Don’t believe me? Then check out these 12 life changing benefits of time management!
By bettering your time management you can get the necessary tasks done quicker so that you can actually have the time in the day you want to for things you really love.
Putting effort into better your time management abilities can be one of the best ways to better your days and be able to actually do some of your hobbies and passions.
Tip 6) Slowly add in the time for the things you love.
The next tip is to slowly add in the time.
You won’t necessarily be able to rapidly add in 3 hours a day for your passions and hobbies. So adding in 30 minutes once a week will probably be more manageable right off the bat.
Then you can up it to 30 minutes twice a week and so forth until you are at a level that brings you joy! Being realistic and slowly making more time is truly necessary to start having the time for fun things!
Tip 7) Make sure you aren’t wasting time on the wrong things.
Lastly, let’s talk about making sure you aren’t wasting your time.
If you are spending your precious time on the wrong things then you won’t be able to do the things you actually want to do.
Not sure if you are wasting time? Then read these 12 major time wasting activities to see if you are guilty of any of them and then what to do if you are doing some of them!
Best of luck implementing these tips and make sure to let me know in the comments if you have any questions!
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