Pondering time is something we all do everyday.
What time is it?
Do you have a minute?
Spend your time wisely.
“I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.”
Time management is key to getting everything done that we need to do. I am a huge fan of to-do lists. Give me a sharpie and a legal pad and I am good to go. Lack of planning is where I think many create their time crunches. We all have deadlines, appointments and meetings to make and places to be at a certain time however; some people are always on time and some chronically late. The characteristics of those always on time: check the clock frequently to manage time, write down events and appointments and generally are aware of what time they need to be places. It is never too late to start working on these things if you don't already do them.
I love this song by Billy Porter. I wish it had a gorgeous video but his voice is really all you need. Billy asks “what is time?” and give you pause to think about the same.
“Time for change
Its time to care
It’s not too late
Reach inside your heart
To find the joy the love
To share with all mankind
For all we know
All we have
Lyrics from Time by Billy Porter
“Finding some quiet time in your life, I think, is hugely important.” Mariel Hemingway
This is something is really hard for me. Meeting the demands of family and work take precedence for me over “me time.” I need to work on this.
My quiet time is yoga and I find a lot of peace in that quiet time. There are studies that show that daily meditation can increase creativity. This great article by Mark McGuinness talks about how daily mediation can help boost your creativity. “At first, you’ll be surprised, maybe even horrified, to discover how busy your mind is – a non-stop stream of mental chatter.” I am going to try Mark's suggestion of twenty minutes of meditation. I will look at the twenty minutes as an investment in the rest of the day being more positive and productive.