For those of you who work full time or close to it, and also have a lot of spiritual practices you do on a regular basis, how do you balance them out? What do you do on a daily basis and what occurs less than daily?
I ask because I find myself in a bit of a quandry. There are certain tasks I like to accomplish on a daily basis. Unfortunately the list is now large enough that I can only give small amounts of time to each. It no longer feels very productive when I am at a point where I want to give these things more amounts of time. Doing little bits of 15 minutes here and there is great when you want to get into the swing of certain things. It doesn’t feel like it’s enough time for me to really make it effective. To add to it, school starts up for me again the last week of this month.
Here’s what I usually do/want to do when I get home from work:
online time talking to people
It doesn’t seem like a lot, but considering I am not a late night person it gets compressed easily. So now I am thinking of declaring days either body days or spirit days. Friday evenings are generally “off” save for my offerings to the Asynjur. Incidentally, for those who recall my days devoted to specific deities, I will keep doing that, but it does not always require a chunk of time in the evenings. I always do something for Them in Their mornings, even if it’s just saying hi and wearing specific jewelry.
Perhaps my point in all this is just me wondering if I might be sacrificing my spiritual work somehow if I do something like this. There is an option for me to not have every day of the week declared the same week after week. (Though Thursdays will remain my night for yoga class. Two years into the practice and not about to change it.)
I’m also thinking about declaring a few hours on Sundays to be writing time. There are too many ideas in my head I want to get out. I just need more time in one go to accomplish this.