Time Warp Wandering
These days can easily go adrift, so don’t let them go amiss
Well, we are officially through the first quarter of 2022 — I’m wondering if the April Fools’ Day joke is that it’s not actually April Fools’ Day, because how can it possibly be April already! Not really sure how that happened. Time is a very strange thing these days; each month feels like a year, yet at the same time January feels like only a couple of weeks ago …
Which is why it’s more important than ever to be in touch with your individual time and energy and how you are using it. Are you digging in and making the most of every second of every day? And that doesn’t have to mean doing something earth-shattering or “productive.” Spending time in gratitude or appreciating nature; journaling, reading, watching an inspiring or educational video; examining and healing your childhood wounds; doing anything that brings you pleasure; creating something; spending quality time with your loved ones; making a healthy meal for yourself or simply resting when your body needs to is just as important as (maybe even more important than) crossing things off your left brain’s to-do list!
And even if you’re not maximizing the time you have, at least observe when you fail to make the best of it — be compassionate and forgiving of yourself, and do better the next day.
This is not something that takes a lot of effort; it just requires a certain awareness and routinely checking in with oneself. I always recommend to my clients and workshop attendees to take at least 15 minutes a day to reflect on what’s going on with you: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? What has transpired? What needs to be felt and released? What do you want your current focus to be? That’s a daily practice, but also remember to periodically take time for a more in-depth, comprehensive review.
Not sure how to make the most out of who you are and what you do? Give me a buzz and I’ll help get you on the right track while the clock ticks and the days flip…
For related thoughts on this topic, read my essay Be Kind Rewind.
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