Witch Tips: Balancing Spirituality and Other Responsibilities

Life gets busy.  Work, school, kids, partners, friends, ritual time, family, and oh so much more.  Finding the time for incorporating the God and Goddess can be difficult.  So here are a few ideas to make finding spiritual time easier.

  • Keep Organized: I have a two part calendar and to-do list system which seems to keep me on track.  Don’t over schedule your life so that you have to keep to a schedule or to a list, but manage your time wisely.
  • Daily Practice: It can be as formal as meditation or as simple as thanking the God and Goddess while watering plants.  If you make it a habit, you’ll be less likely to skip it.
  • Don’t Feel Guilty: You need to forego spiritual work because you have a Statistics exam and need the study time?  Then study. Remember that spirituality is paramount, but not the only important thing in your life. Make a mental note and spend some extra time in meditation or ritual on a slower day.

© Ariadne Woods

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Making Time

There’s a great line in Mumford & Sons‘s “Awake My Soul” that says, “Where you spend your love, you will spend your life.”  If you are passionate about what you are doing, than make it a priority.  It’s that simple.  If you want to learn how to read tarot or to play the piano or to earn a high degree, then practice or study every day.  If you hate your life or your job, then change it and spend your time doing something you love.

For Witches and Pagans, practicing good time management skills is especially important because there are so many skills out there for us to learn.  Not only do we need to spend some time with the Goddess and God, but some of us like to pick up other abilities: herbalism, divination, or businesses providing materials to the Pagan community.  All these tasks take time and energy and can’t be picked up on a whim. I don’t care what you have to do.  Make a schedule.  Get up a couple of hours earlier.  Set an alarm.  Use time to your advantage to better your life.