I have just been thinking about how we so often don’t do a lot of the things we would like to do, e.g. getting around to reading a particular book, seeing a particular movie and so on as we are either too busy or too disorganised.
Maybe a list is a good way to start. (Should have done this for New Year’s!)
Do up a list of the following – your list can have as many or as few headings as you want, and as many or as few items under each heading as you want, this is just an example:
- Books you have wanted to read
- Films you have wanted to see
- People you have wanted to contact
- Places you wanted to visit
- Classes you have wanted to take
- Things you have wanted to buy
- Anything else you can think of you would have liked to do
Now, at the beginning of each month, go through your list, and pick out 1 item from each section. Endeavour each month to fulfil the activity. For example, if you have never seen Eat, Pray, Love, borrow or buy it and watch. If you have never read Wuthering Heights but would love to, once again, borrow or buy it and read. It doesn’t matter what the items are, big or small, just endeavour to complete them by the end of the month. Enrol in something. Visit a friend you haven’t seen for a while. For things you may have wished to purchase, put away a small sum towards buying the item, so by the end of the month, or by the end of the year for big things, you will have saved enough.
You get the idea!
Try it and have fun! You may be glad you caught up on all those ‘I wish I had…..’ moments, rather than procrastinating and using the excuse you don’t have time!