Add time, take away time, never enough time – so where do we find the time?
We can stop doing wasteful things.
Or worthless ones.
Big time saver.
Becoming more efficient, thinking through every element of everything, saving minutes, saving steps – finding most efficient effective easy ways to accomplish repetitive tasks. Or …
Don’t do them.
Two yields – time saved, we can then use, or waste, doing other things. And fresh brain time, suddenly available while our bodies march through routines.
Fewer things to think about.
More time to think about things that matter more. Or does our mind then have more time to wander around in second-guessing land, reliving life, revisiting decisions, regretting choices – or worse, letting past choices rule our logic, rule our emotions, now when facts and players have changed, these-time-frames are different?
Everything is different.
I found this quote recently which fits:
“You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.” – author unknown
Are you ploughing through, going through the motions, or the e-motions? We all know how to save time. We should be asking ourselves why we are saving it? What better purpose are we putting that time toward? And when we do, is it just our body being applied? Is our mind on the task too? Bonus points if your mind is moving ahead, thinking about the next new thing while the body is executing on choices already made.
It takes hours to brew really good soup – most of which is spent doing other things.
We stir occasionally.
Then go back to whatever time we were spending, wasting or investing.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -6C/22F, overcast and windy – Chinook-ing, soft snow and empty streets – perfect deep snow workout for Gusta and I tried to keep up …
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