Five Minute Friday – Time

I am posting this a little early because I will be traveling tomorrow and I don’t want to miss the Five Minute Friday this week.  This week’s prompt is time…join the party if it inspires you!

time-management

Time is my ever-present adversary it seems.  This week has been relatively quiet for me.  I’m off from teaching.  I didn’t have any workshops to attend.  I was home, by myself, most mornings.  But, I still feel like I didn’t have enough “time” to get things done.  I think that I’m constantly blaming time, when really is the “things” that are the problem!  It isn’t that I don’t have enough time.  It is that I have too many “things”.

So, that is why part of my mission this year of “Myself” is to simplify.  I want to give “myself” more time and those things less time.  I want to give my family more time and those things less time.  And I want to be better at focusing on one “thing” at a time.

Time is such a strange thing.  Our perception of it is drastically different depending on what we are doing.  I often tell my students that impromptu speaking is the perfect microcosm of how time shifts depending on perception.  When preparing for an impromptu speech for three minutes, the time seems to fly by.  We are wanting more time.  But, when we stand up to speak, those three minutes stretch out before us like a road to the moon.  They go by so slowly.  We can’t seem to fill those minutes despite our best intentions.  There is three minutes of preparation and three minutes to speak, but those two three minutes are dramatically different.

My hope is to create a world where time is a gift that I am able to truly relish.

3 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Time

  1. hi:) i can’t seem to find your name. it is so nice to meet you. i realize i have much in common with you in reference to time:( but that is neither here nor there. blessings:)

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  2. You are so on with the things vs. time thing. We spend (or at least I do) lots of “time” dealing with our “too much stuff.” Since I’m between houses right now, I’m extra aware. I liked your take on the prompt. It gets me where I live, even if I’m not going to be settled for a few more weeks. 😉

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  3. I like that perspective- the problem is not having enough time, it is having too many things. So important to be intentional about how we use our time.

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