Do you want your time back?
As I was looking around for my lost hour after daylight savings, I thought about the other lost minutes and hours that seem to slip away. I wondered why some days feel productive and others feel scattered.
Maybe it’s not about doing the most with our time, but instead making the most of it.
If you feel like you are losing minutes and hours, these little notes will help you get your time back.
8 Little Notes To Help You Get Your Time Back
What if we stopped compromising sleep, rest, health, love and fun in the name of catching up, realizing that we are never caught up for more than a moment (if ever)? Then we’d be able to take better care of ourselves and the people we love.
Once you’re all caught up with email, with Instagram, with the news, with your work, with all of it, is there still room to BE IN YOUR LIFE?
If not, reprioritize because there will always be one more thing to catch up with that is keeping you distracted and displaced. Get in your life first. Notice it. Breathe it in. Show up for it. The other stuff can wait.
I’m grateful for this shift in perspective. Thanks to my friend Heidi for the wisdom above. If you aren’t sure, start with, “no thanks.”
Friendly reminder: You can be grateful while saying no. You can be a good person and still say no. You don’t have to feel guilty for saying no. (art: @becomingunbusy)
I don’t say yes when my heart says no. What I may have forgotten to tell you is that I don’t say yes every time my heart says yes either.
I can’t. It’s too much.
There are too many amazing, wonderful, interesting, compelling things … the good stuff. This means that we have to say no to some (I mean a lot) of the good stuff too. It’s why I’m so good at saying no to the “meh” stuff. I want to have room for as much of the good stuff as possible.
I used to use busyness as a way to escape and to measure my worth. Today, I escape with a long walk and I quit proving my worth by how much I get done. Instead of measuring with my to-do list, I measure with my heart. Instead of asking, “what did I do?” I ask, “how do I feel?”
And most days … I don’t measure at all..
Giving up sleep hours will rob you of awake hours too. Write down your worries and deal with them after a good night of sleep instead of during a good night of sleep. (Art: @ladybluebottle)
Save your precious resources for something precious.
You may not connect with all of these notes, but if one resonates with you, write it down. The next time you are wondering where all of your time went, revisit the words you wrote down and use them to help you get your time back.
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