Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Trouble Is, You Think You Have Time

How many days have gone by where you planned to get certain things
done but then at the end of the day you realized that you accomplished
almost nothing that you set out to do that day? It happens to me once in a while. 
create my daily list of things to do - with good intentions of course - and I check my
 list on and off throughout my day, but sometimes, other things just get in the 
way. Sometimes when I am working, a new idea will come into my mind and sidetrack
 my focus, or other things will come up and before I know it, the day is over and my
to-do list remains undone. Worst of all, I felt like I had wasted time! 

 This reminded me of something my vocal coach taught me years ago when I was taking 
singing lessons. She used to tell me to "Use the air, don't push the air" when singing. 
This piece of advice was a true method to making someone a better vocalist. Now,
years later, I think of her words again, but this time they have a new meaning to me. 

Will I use my day, or will I push through my day?

Even more importantly, and on a much bigger scale, will I take the time that I should 
to do the things that I've always dreamed of doing, or will those things somehow get
pushed away too? I'm choosing to pursue all of those dreams, and to use every second
 of my time on this earth thoroughly and completely.

How about you?    

I hope you have a great week 
Love, Laura

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  1. great post! i am over- obsessing with my list and every night i wonder when the day i have no obligation of some kind will come. it never does .
    i have come to realise that since these obligations will never end i should not try so hard and enjoy my self in between.

  2. I used to do a daily list but found it just stressed me out too much so now I don't bother and life is so much nicer :).

  3. Hi- loved the post. Where did you find that picture/poster? It's gorgeous and I'd love to have a copy. Thank you!

    1. If you click on the image it will take you to the source. Thanks for visiting!

  4. So true and very eloquently put! Thank you for posting this. I think we all need a reminder to stop and enjoy the peaceful snow at times.

  5. Having work to do, and putting the effort into accomplishing that work, is what living is all about. Whether it all gets done at the end of the day doesn't matter. It's the trying that counts. Be present in all your efforts and do what you can. Sometimes just being there for someone is the "work" we must do. That could be more important than all the "things" on our list. I loved this post. Reminds me to pay attention to what's on the list and to make room for those other things that come up.

  6. I get sidetracked alllll the time. That's why I tend to make weekly to-do lists that are broken down in several categories (one for my shops, one for the blog, one for school, and one for general life). It helps me stay relatively on track, but I still get distracted at least once a day and wander off into la-la- land. :-)