We don’t think of methodically managing our calendars as adding to our fulfilment. Isn’t it interesting though how we are quick to add necessary but obligatory things like doctor’s appointments and business meetings?
When we consider the few activities and people that bring us the most fulfillment, it’s a wonder that these don’t take up more space on our schedules. Obligatory appointments are necessary. But not scheduling time for deep work, creative time, relaxing time, connection with those close to us…just leaves these things up to fate.
If you think deeply about this, what we’re really saying is that it’s important to schedule all the things we must do, and then hope that there’s time left to do the things we love.