An hourglass measures the passage of an hour of time. Imagine as you age the two bulb sizes get smaller, the neck width increases and the material gets finer! Time would just fly by, right. I find myself wanting more time, especially when the sands of time slip through my fingers!
Sands of Time
Why was I in such a hurry to grow up as a kid! I find myself grasping for one more minute and looking to hoard another hour or two. I think to myself if I could just buy more time I could do XYZ. There are days I am not sure if I am watching the clock or the clock is watching me!
Clocks are everywhere! I think about the one at the gym that is SUPER BIG with OVERSIZED red numbers. I have next syndrome (i.e. where do I need to be next?, what is the next thing I need to do?, etc.)! I get more than a little panicked and stressed out when I am running late. The anger starts to set in and everyone is in my way. I am so OVER it most days!
How can this be a healthy let alone a happy way to live?
I find myself wanting more time, but I fear I would just be greedy and waste that extra time as quickly as possible!
I think of that movie In Time where people have been genetically engineered to be born with a digital clock, bearing 1 year of time on their forearm. At the age of 25 a person stops aging, but their clock begins counting down; when it reaches zero that person “times out”. Imagine thinking 74 or 85 years of age is considered young and in the prime of your life today! I hear the clock ticking . . . do clocks really tick anymore.
Are we time poor or time wealthy? Is time and currency one in the same?
How do you make more time for yourself then?
I think about a mime in his or her imaginary box claiming his or her space within that imaginary box! I want to claim my own space for myself. It helps me center myself and become more aware and mindful. I know this is where I am right now and to connect with myself from the inside out!
I CRAVE certain things because I need to take the time for myself, my needs and my whole being! It certainly helps me align myself mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually!
- Getting outside and being with nature.
- Reading and writing (the physical of the book or pen in hand too!).
- Being creative.
Reading and Writing
Being Creative – Capturing the Light (Photos by RSheridan)
Ask Yourself These 3 Questions:
- How Do You Spend Your Time?
- Do You Need More Space With Yourself?
- How Do You Create That Balance Between Time and Space For Yourself?
More than likely you will discover a few SURPRISES in your answers to these questions! Then you can go about making changes for the better. Remember to make small changes for the best results, especially in doing what works best for you and your needs!
Now I Am Thinking of the Tortoise and the Hare . . .