As I look at re-balancing and rebooting my life, one of the first questions I asked myself was “what do I want my evenings to look like?” By figuring out where I want to go, I can plan a route to get there.
My Ideal Evenings
I’m talking weeknights here, so most of my evenings would start after the family dinner and cleanup.
Time To Craft
I enjoy working with my hands, and I have projects languishing because I don’t have (or take) the time to work on them. I want to be able to have the time to sit down and knit, or cross-stitch, or quilt, or scrapbook.
Time To Read
Although I have made headway since my no-new-books policy, I still have many books I need to read. I know myself – if I try to read non-fiction right before bed I will either not retain the ideas, or I will go to sleep. I want time during awake hours to read.
Time To Take A Course
I’ve signed up for quite a few e-courses in the past few years. I have completed few. I want to have some time to take the courses, or read the ebooks so that I can grow, and I can grow my blog.
Time To Spend With Family
With my daughter in school, the only time I get to see her is in the evenings. I want time to spend with her so that we can build a strong relationship. This has to be quality time together, though, not just time spent in the same room.
Time To Write
I manage to write every November, but it fades after the month is done. I want to spend a bit of time every evening writing my book, with the hopes that I will get it put into paperback form by June.
Right now I have two evening activities: choir and Girl Scouts. I thought long about if I wanted to give up either of these activities in order to make more room for the ones I want. The answer is “maybe” for choir (although there are other circumstances playing into that one) and “no” for Girl Scouts.
Is it still possible to fit my ideal evenings around my activities? I think so.
What would your ideal evening look like? Take some time and write it down, and share below.
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Articles In The Series:
- Life Reboot: Where Do You Start?
- Your Ideal Evening
- What Do I Want My Weekends To Look Like?
- What Do I Want More Of In My Life?
- What Do I Want Less Of In My Life?
- Projects, Open Loops and the RAM Dump
- LThinning Projects
- Doing A Time Audit
- Eliminating Time Wasters
- Do You Have Brain Thrash?
- How To Streamline Inputs
- How To Plan A Month
- How To Make A Weekly Plan