Before I begin….just a word of thanks for all the love on my last post. It was much appreciated and much needed. Thank you.
Now onto the matter at hand. Time. What feelings come up when you hear the word time? Not enough? Too little? My heart rate is increasing already! I feel like I'm always in a hurry or rushing around to get those little checks marked off on my to do list. My days are being dictated by checking off boxes and to be honest…I'm getting a little tired of it. We live in such a fast paced world and we are constantly fight the clock. I don't know about you, but the more I fight the more I don't get things done. I feel defeated and can't seem to find that extra time that I'm so desperately looking for. And then an article arrived in my inbox the other day that helped to change my perspective on time.
To paraphrase the article…..With most everything in life, we must remember to take a step back and reflect on our routine. Find those reasons that we are always in a rush. If you tell (or more importantly allow) yourself to have all the time in the world, you'll find that everything just falls into place.
It's all about allowing ourselves to have control over our lives and not letting time control us. I have a friend who has a good grasp on this concept. She commits to scheduling in time for herself. She has a color coded system in her planner (which is such a great idea) and one color is for "me time". It was really eye opening to me to look at her week and see all the various colors and how often that "me time" color shows up daily. That along with prioritizing our to do list and spreading things out over the course of a week instead of trying to jam pack everything into one day can be helpful. When we put too many things on our daily to do list we are just setting ourselves up for failure. If we make time to rest our body and treat it right, we will perform better. Try scheduling in things like meditation, exercise, coffee with a friend just like you would paying bills or a doctor appointment. Louise Hay says, "once we do things that are right for our body and minds, we have all the time in the world. We exhaust ourselves on things that don't matter or aren't good for us, so we don't end up having time for things that are good for us. Managing and gaining control of your time will allow you to do the stuff you love and feel accomplished at the same time. You have as much time as you give yourself." (That right there is my A-HA MOMENT!)
Louise suggests an affirmation: I create my own security by trusting the process of life.