July 30, 2012
Liz published this at 7:08 am
I think my life has sped up in the last few years.
Do you feel the same way?
Things that need doing seem to pile up faster.
Things I want to do keep coming up more quickly too.
Are you having the same experience?
These days I think of time off as the luxury of time to do what I want to.
And I ease into Mondays with ideas of keeping time working for me.
Keep Time Working For You
Time is flexible. We can waste time, spend time, invest time, have a good time, even use time to plan how we’ll use it. We’ve been know to stretch time and cram things into it. Some people actually speak of killing time. Why would you do that? The only thing we can’t do is get more of it. Twenty-four hours in a day is what we get no matter what we do with it.
I’ve spent some time considering the time I spend when I’m feeling like I don’t have enough of it.
If you want to know what you value, look where you spend your time and who you spend it with.
We Make Time for Things Important to Us
Here are a few truths about time that I’ve become aware of. You should too if you want to keep time working for you.
- We make time for the things we know are important.
- We find time for the things we want to do.
- We use time to find things that will save us time. Sometimes using up the time we had do it whatever we would have been doing.
- If we can’t find time to do something, we don’t value it as much as what we’re already doing.
- When we take time for ourselves, we’re not so tight on the time we spend on others.
Time is the only resource we can’t renew. We need to use it while we have the time to. Time well invested gets us closer to the people we care about. When we spend time focused on what the relationships, projects, and businesses we’re building, we build them better.
This week, before time gets away from you, take a few moments to choose one goal that’s important to you. Decide to focus your attention for a set amount of time each day on that important goal and see what happens. Quality time focused in that single direction will have an exponential effect. But you knew you.
Be aware of the things you’re doing and the time you’re spending doing it.
Are you spending your time on what you value?
How do you keep time working for you?
It’s irresistible to be generous with your time.
–ME “Liz” Strauss