By Gary Gianetti MS
Time is a construct we all use. People love it, hate it, and even want more of it. It’s kind of like ketchup and it goes with everything… So for today, let’s talk about how to appreciate the best of it.
Time is one resource that once used it can never come back. This is important because right now, people have been given a gift of time. Many companies have changed policies, workforces have been reduced permanently or temporarily, people have been forced to spend more time with family, our online friends, and most importantly ourselves. Many people simply have had to re-evaluate and change how they use their time in a short amount of time. It shocked many people while making other nervous, fearful, anxious, or stressed out. These changes made many have to use their time differently. These changes occur on a smaller scale every day for all of us… we often have the day change when a meeting gets cancelled, a client cancels, your child gets sick, work projects demand more or less, etc… you get the idea.
As you take time to explore your passions and explore what this change of time has done for you, it would be great to make some longer term changes for the better that can help you appreciate your time more in the future. Be proactive and think about what you will do the next time you are gifted with time. There are several apps you can use to make lists. Make a list of things you will do with you time when it is gifted to you. When the time comes, you can easily pull up your list of ideas and projects you need to complete and get to work, while saving time. So… How do you use your gift of extra time when it is given to you? Please feel free to share your ideas with us on Facebook.
Here are 4 simple tips to help you appreciate your gift of time (when you are given that gift):
Take alone time. You may even find that it can create fear, anxiety, or make you feel uneasy. Embrace that feeling and think about why it might make you feel those things. Then as you recognize those feelings, take a step forward to realize, this is an opportunity, a gift, a way to learn something new a time you have to complete something different or a time to make a difference in another person’s life.