So my personal focus for the month of April is time. I first thought about time in the traditional sense, as a measure by which we exist; mins, hours, days, year, birthdays, anniversaries. But then I considered my most immediate use of time- the moment by moment. It seems fitting on so many different levels, as this is the first full week I have to myself since leaving my job, and my kids returned to school from Spring break, that there is always so much to be done, but so little time.
Recently, I received some challenging news, and it made me think about how I use my time, yet again. I woke up in the middle of the night with the following questions/thoughts:
I admit I've been careless with my time (arriving 5 mins late to life)
We ask for more, but haven't maximized what we have.
Due to poor planning, we've unintentionally neglected to use our time efficiently.
How do you neglect/ abuse time with your spouse, children, or friends?
Are you "present" and "engaged" with those around you? Or are you thinking about work that needs to be done at another time and place?
Do you hear the voices of "the peanut gallery" playing in your head as other talk to you?
So, on my 34th birthday here are some lessons I've learned:
Don't waste time...like drinkable water- it soon runs out! (Southern CAL people know what I'm talking about)
You must find creative ways to maximize what you have.
Don't procrastinate- Failure to plan, is planning to fail.
Be: PRESENT. LAUGH. CELEBRATE. CRY. GIGGLE. LOVE. FIGHT. REST. THINK. CREATE. READ. WORK. WRITE. TALK. PLAN. # LIVE.