How much of your ‘to do’ list do you need to get done before you allow yourself time to
breathe – notice the nature around you – notice a special moment with a loved one; their
expression, engagement in something, their being – ‘be’ with yourself…..
Time is the most precious resource we have because it is limited. None of us knows when
our time on this planet will be up. We can’t halt children growing up or our own passing
years. Yet we can choose how we use our time.
I love the following imagery passed to me by a client:
Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with
It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes
whatever part of the balance you didn’t use during the day. What would you do?
Draw out every penny, of course?”
Each of us has such a bank. It’s name is TIME.
Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost,
whatever of this you didn’t invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It
allows no overdraft.
Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the
day. If you don’t use the days deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing
“I’m too busy” or “I’ve got too much on” are very often not the real case. We might
feel like this yet the truth is we make a lot of choices in our lives which dictate how
we spend our time. In truth, when we say we don’t have time to do something,
what we’re really saying is that we’re not prioritising it. If we’re feeling
overwhelmed, we’re not prioritising taking care of ourselves first and foremost and
setting our boundaries accordingly.
What could you choose today to re-prioritise in your life to enhance your own wellbeing?
What could you be doing instead of all the jobs you have to do – which will probably
get done anyway. What could you do instead of watching the Soaps or other TV?
How could you be creating more time for laughter? Of feeling the appreciating of
the beauty of nature and all your blessings?
How could you choose to spend some of your 86,400 seconds today, to feel good?
Whatever you choose, enjoy!
Guest writer: By Demi Schneider