What is your relationship with time? It may seem weird to consider it that way but we all have a relationship with time that affects us profoundly. Do you feel like you are always running out of time, that there are never enough hours in the day? And what of that upsetting little stressor, running late and never on time?
The way we use language of course can be very telling. If you want to uncover the script that is running you with time just replay a few of these phrases in your head and watch how you react. What do you notice and feel in your body? What memories come up? What happened as a child when you were not ready on time for the adults who controlled your schedule? How much resentment do you have about time, “wasting” time, or the giving of your precious time to others? Are you passive aggressive about time, keeping others waiting and always late? Or do you feel empowered to choose how you spend your time and a corresponding sense of mastery in your life?
How do you feel about ageing, birthdays and marking the milestones of time? Who directs your use of time both in work and leisure and what makes up that work life balance that today for many seems so allusive. It is definitely worth “spending time” considering your own relationship with what is at once seemingly infinite and endlessly gone. Do it now!
© Margie Ulbrick
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