22 Sep 2015

24/7

Linking to Jess for #IBOT

I absolutely have no time. I have a full-time job, an event to plan, social commitments, meetings to attend, traffic to fight.....


....BUT

I took ___________ minutes out of my life today to _____________, because ___________.

  • 60, to re-learn dancing, I used to love dancing so very much.
  • 45, to learn to make quick one-pot dinners, it means so much to him. 
  • 30, to learn how to lift, baby muscles motivate me so much.
  • 20, to talk to an old friend, I can’t obliterate the past/ it is what made me what I am today.
  • 15, to talk to my sister, not being there with her makes me feel terribly guilty/ bonding with her, even over emoticons, helps.
  • 10, to make a quick funny drawing, I like making people laugh.
  • 5, to scribble a quick note to a friend, notes have this way of finding their way back to your life when you need to know that you are not alone.
  • 1, to give Fudge and Gypsy (my cats) a belly rub each, they might be completely independent and pricey, but they still need mamma’s attention.  

What did you do today?

P.S: Point is, lets stop making excuses to not do things that we claim to love. If we loved them enough, we'd find time to do them.
P.P.S: Lesson is mostly for me, I use the I'm-too-busy excuse far too often. Used to, anyway. But if any of you do too, feel free to inhale the gyaan :P

23 comments:

  1. Well truth be told, i always find time for the things i love and if given a choice i will take 20mins to talk to an old friend.
    And as the adage goes 'nobody is ever busy, its all about priority'.

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    1. That's a very good thing, Abbas. Yep, all about priority.

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  2. I love this idea.
    I'm feeling crazy busy as well at the moment. Can't wait for holidays so life is a different kind of busy. :)

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    1. Thank you, Jess.
      Yep, I have a three week break coming up too, holidays be awesome :)

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  3. We often complain about not finding time, but your post is an absolute eye-opener. True. Perhaps, time can be used in a more constructive way, like you pointed out, following our hearts :-)

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    1. So glad the message got across, Amrit :)

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  4. I hear you about the busyness...life is crazy. I can't wait for November when my uni finishes and life settles down at least that little bit. Great idea this...

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  5. I agree with Rolling Stone, we are all busy now, it's a matter of priority. We have to prioritise what is most important in our lives. I have to say your top 3 priority should have maintaining healthy relationships included. Relationships are so very important unfortunately not all of us recognise this...

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    1. I agree, Kacy. Having healthy relationships is very underrated and ignored. We should work on it.

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  6. Inhaling all I can :D This is a brilliant post. It is all about prioritizing how we want to spend our time.

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    1. Heehee :) I love that you get the small jokes I put in here and there, K :)

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  7. Quite an idea this! :)

    One pot dinners are awesome, aren't they?

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  8. I just loved the way you wrote this one.. the fill in the blank thing looks creative.. and yes.. we should always make time to do things we love to do..

    Cheers

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  9. Hmmm.....sounds a bit like what I would do :) You're so much fun!

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    1. Fun isn't a word I myself would attribute to me, so that's a very nice compliment, N :)

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  10. share those one pot recipes ...for my lazy days :D
    Loved reading the post and idea of filling in the blanks :D

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    1. heehee, nothing major okay... one vegetable, one kind of pulse (dal, green gram, channa..whatever)/ chicken, and brown rice. Saute them all together in a bit of olive oil, pour in enough water to cook the rice, and pressure cook everything till done. Have with pickle. I mix and match as I feel like, you can too.

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  11. Good lord. I didn't realize how much I missed your posts :) :*

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  12. Well, I took 5 minutes to read this post, because I love your blog. :)

    And 5 more minutes to contemplate on little things that matter.

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  13. Now that I dont want to say any excuse, I am here commenting... And it took me less than a minute to say 'I love this post.' :)
    A Rat's​​ Nibble

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Go on, you can say it.