Reclaiming your time
Time and time again, there will be distractions. Hi, distractions nice to meet you. What I know for a fact is time we can never get back, once it's gone it's gone. I'm the kind of person who values her time to the T, like if it's not adding value, money or teaching me something .. wtf am I doing? just killing precious time, just because?! With that being said curved balls are thrown each and every day, you can have a plan and get caught up doing the total opposite in that day. So for instance, on my days off I consider one for resting and the other for cleaning, cooking, organizing, sometimes shopping, writing and/finding a classic movie or show I can binge watch etc.
I'm learning to reclaim my time in a way that leaves me feeling accomplished at the end of the day and not drained from all the things I wanted to do, but didn't do because I'm drained from doing x,y,z. Something I learned in my interpersonal communication class two years ago is that when your phone rings you don't always have to jump for it, lol not literally but, running to the phone. First thing in the morning -- I always have this nasty habit of grabbing my phone and texting .. instead of just opening my eyes and just taking a few moments for myself. It's like whoever is texting, notifications it can all wait until my breath is fresh, face is renewed and my mind is set on the new day.
Don't get me wrong I love messages from my peeps in the morning, I just don't rush to respond until I've a had a few moments to myself which started this week. Do you find yourself sometimes grabbing your phone as soon as you rise? Checking social media ... scrolling until god knows when? I'm so guilty of this. I waste so much time. What I've noticed is when I'm fully present in what I am doing, I enjoy whatever it is so much more. Mind you I'm a sucker for photos because that's always been my thing but, aside from capturing something, putting our phone away during family time, friends, quality time with a beau, or just time by yourself is so damn refreshing. Theres times I've been drawn to my phone while being around people I haven't seen in awhile and I had to stop myself from texting because I wasn't being present.
Your time is valuable, not everything deserves a piece of your time. The clock never stops for anyone, its what we do with our time. So here I am giving more love to being present and owning that my time should never be pulled in many directions due to the lack of being in the now. For so long I've been held captive by this future thought process in all things, while that may be a great asset to have .. it can literally suck you dry. I challenge you to reclaim your time this week it could be when you get home to leave work at the door, leave your attitude from earlier this morning behind, that movie you've been feigning to watch ... watch it and don't get distracted, writing that book you wanted to start without picking up your phone to text, cutting a person off and the list goes on.
I'm not the time guru but, I honestly hope with sharing my new way of owning my time and how being present can feel so good and beneficial to our mental health and well being this can help you focus. If you have a tendency to be an anxious person I hope this can help with bringing you back into alignment.
As always with lots of love and bubbly,