Enjoy Your Time
This is about Self-Love and Self-Renewal.
Busyness makes it easy to forget to enjoy life. You find yourself saying, “I don’t have time to do the things I enjoy.” As a result, years can pass before you take a vacation, visit a sibling or stop to see how much you’ve accomplished.
My initial thought for this lesson was to ask you to think about and write down 5 things you really enjoy doing. This list makes no room for what other people think, believe or prefer. It’s about what makes you smile, laugh or relax.
Since this list is important, you should print this page and write down your 5 things. I’ve also provided links to various ideas on how to enjoy your time and create a life with no regrets.
First the List
Next the Links
This list is about prioritizing. Remember to focus on yourself, make time to relax and avoid conversations that draw you into the consequences of poor decision-making. Let people find their way and fix their mess. Making this change alone will give you back weeks and months to do what you enjoy.
Your mindset is your happiness factory. Therefore you must protect it. Great ideas evolve, courage strengthens and dreams take shape through a positive mental attitude (PMA). PMA determines your self-talk, intensity of faith and frequented hangouts.
I believe in PMA. Still, the consequences of life often suck.
It doesn’t matter that you didn’t know. Consequences don’t care about your lack of perspective.
The key is to make room for it all. The wins made possible because of what you know. The consequences resulting from what you don’t know.
The poet Rumi reminds us that how we respond is a choice.
“This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and attend them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.”
This is the final lesson in the Time Management Skills Series. I hope you’ve enjoyed the experience. I’ve learned tremendously through writing and practicing what I’ve written.
In closing, I’m reminded by Brooke Castillo (TheLifeCoachSchool.com) about the importance of practice. During Life Coach School Podcast episode 44, she uses the word “practice” twenty-eight times.
While it’s important to gain insight and seek wisdom, essential and complementary to wisdom is understanding. To understand is to embody an idea, giving life to it through personal demonstration and artistry.
Revisit this series as frequently as needed and do what the lessons require of you.
Allow this element of TIME to be under your influence and control. Act in a way which increases the support made available to help you carryout the vision you’ve received from God.