Because we’re always counting, aren’t we?
- What time is it?
- How much time do I have left?
- How much longer until we arrive?
- I hate waiting so long, I don’t have time for this.
- We need to hurry up.
- If I’m late, I’m going to be in trouble.
When you really take a close look at all the situations related to time, it’s amazing how much we obsess over it. We think we can control time, how long things take, and what kind of results we get. They say time management, after all, is how we achieve success, isn’t it?
Or so we think. Because there are so many other factors to success that have nothing to do with time, and nothing to do with counting it. There are priorities, there are relationships, resources, focus, commitment, discipline, passion and all of these other things. Yet we simply call it “time management.”
I’ve seen many people trying to…
- Make sure there’s enough time.
- Schedule things efficiently.
- Make sure they have time for this, or time for that.
- Not let time “run away from them.”
See how ridiculous this gets?
We spend too much energy on tracking time. So, in fact it is not time management that we should worry about, but energy management. Just live life and enjoy it! And recognize that the time you enjoy wasting is not time wasted, it is LIVING! I’ve found personally that trying to constantly manage and monitor my time has only led me to greater anxiety, and always feeling like I’ve not “done enough” or “in due time”. I’m always thinking about how I could have “spent that time more wisely.” But the purpose of life is to enjoy it, isn’t it?, not question efficiency every step of the way.
Time is rooted in happiness and good memories. So create them and make a conscious choice to be happy and grateful. Ditch that society time conditioning and set goals, priorities and dreams for your life and focus your energy on that, on EXPERIENCE, NOT TRACKING:)! Relax and enjoy the ride at the pace life is setting for you!