Are you sure they are as important as they seem or are they just things we want and not need to do?
Sometimes those "important" things in our life only serve to suck up the only available time you have. If you don't accomplish some of those important things, would it really matter? No.
We waste so much time on needless projects that could be used on things that are really important. For example, how many times have you thought about going to gym, then you don't because you thought of something that was seemingly more "important" to do? Was it really more important than doing something that benefit your body and your health?
Most of the things on our "to do" lists are really just things we would like to see done. We usually leave off the most important things and that is ourselves. We fail to put ourselves on the daily "to do" list.
Perhaps we should all reconsider our "to do" lists. Perhaps we should purge that list of things that really don't belong on that list so that we make room for the gym (or whatever else it is we want to do).
When you plan your day, try to do the really important things; but make time for the things that benefit you and that you want to do.
Prioritize your list, be honest about what is important and what is just nice to do. Make time for the gym, dance class, cooking class, a movie, whatever it is you want to do. All work and no fun makes for one dull day.
For 2020, I challenge you to make an actual, physical "to do" list. When we write them down and refer back to the list, we are prone to accomplish more. We have a plan and we have a goal.
Take a long hard look at your "to do" list and only do those really important things. Make time for the things that important to you (like your health). Start the new year getting things done both for your family and for yourself. Make yourself a priority.
Don't end this year in the same place your are now. End the year with accomplishments and goals met.
What's on your "to do" list? Are you on the list somewhere? Do you make a physical list or do you keep it in your head? Do you refer to your list throughout the day to be sure you are target with getting certain things done? Why or why not?