I read a couple of interesting posts lately about time and the value of time and the waste of time. As I approach a milestone birthday this year I find myself questioning more and more what I am doing with my “remaining” time.
Do you ever ask yourself this question? I am betting that you, just like me, have questioned how you use your time. I know I want to use my time more efficiently. I want to do more with less. I want to make the most out of each moment I have.
But having said that, I don’t know that I need more hours in my days. Yes, we all want more time in a larger sense, but really we have little control over the number of days we have with which to squander or hoard our moments. We do have control over what we do with the hours we are given and I think this is where I find I must know what I really want.
What is of value to me?
What do I love?
Who do I love?
Where do I want to be?
Is this spot where my feet a firmly planted, where I really want to be?
Am I filling my days with minutia or am I filling my days with value?
Am I filling my days with purpose?
Am I filling them with fluff?
In knowing what and who and where I can then move to the how. For it is in the how that we find our place.
Time is not about using time to get someplace, to get to some end. As if it is truly all about the destination and not about the journey. We all know fundamentally that this is not the case. We know that it is really about loving and enjoying as many seconds out of every minute of our existence that we can.
I came across this amazing link the other day. If you are remotely curious about others and how they live their lives this will be right up your alley.
I am starting to build a better mousetrap with my time, by noticing more poignantly what is important to me and what I need to focus on. So, I look to those I love to make sure I am spending my time with them. I look to what I find myself drawn to doing, like writing for this blog, and I am making sure I have built in enough time to do this.
So, how do you fill your days? What is important to you?