While GPS is ‘recalculating’ your route, where is your head?
Recalculating too. Juggling, re-calculations, re-juggling, jiggle and mingle calls, appointments, ‘work on our table’. Commitments, real and perceived – every day. Throughout our day. What happens to those priority items we’ve resolved to do? Isn’t about focus or choices or priorities – it’s all of these.
Qualitative live v. quantitative life. More, or better?
Ideas, plans, projects, dreams – like children, require nurturing, attention and most of all they deserve time which we too often cannot manage. Scheduling too much, making too-full days, taking on more than time allows – isn’t unusual. Normal. It’s all about choosing what, or who, we will short-change. Recalculating indeed.
Important things are left out, shortchanged and given less of us than they deserve. I find most very busy people, very successful people, juggle these too. Conflicts of time/schedule/events, working in ‘important things to our own well being’. Add-ons, squeezed in when we can …
Intellectually, we know this. We know people and activities which are most important to our physical and mental health MUST take priority in our lives but too often the suffer neglect and scheduling mishaps.
Work outs, sleep, healthy eating, family time, friend time. Doing something special for someone? Who has the time? We make time, but not often enough. We all need them in our balance, but how often do we program our day, week and schedules to make them first-priority? Around annual ‘resolution time’ we have good intentions, but even then it is more of a pro-active philosophy than rigid control on our schedule.
Thinking more clearly. I’m getting there …
p.s.: my daughter Carla celebrates 38 years on this planet – seems like yesterday. And it was …
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -2C/29F, a late walk – and a long one to make-good to Gusta for shortchanging her yesterday. Light breeze, sunshine, traffic noise settling down … one of those days when I could have just kept on walking …
I loved you article because it spoke to directly to my center. I, like you, like to follow and stick to the parameters and rules. I always let somebody else choose the appetizer. I have spent my life receiving positive feed back for doing what is expected and I revel in it. But, also like you, I have started to dabble in trailblazing. I have become an entrepreneur. I am stretching and growing in ways I never could have foreseen. I am writing blog posts and putting my thoughts on public display. Scary and exhilarating at the same time. Time will tell what will come of it all. It really does not matter. What matters is that I finally have realized I can trail blaze. I am changing for the better and just maybe, I am helping others change for the better, too. I will look forward to reading your book!, GB, ?