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Time is a funny thing. We have it in abundance everday but only appreciate it as it wanes. It becomes more precious in scarcity. We sit up and take notice ready to savor each moment as it wanes.
So many start the day on a mission to make every moment count. They speak of maximum productivity, goal oriented days and accomplishment. They want to squeeze the most out of their day but still somehow fail to truly savor the moments. In their world, the crackberry keeps them ever connected as they move purposefully through their days, multi-tasking when necessary to gain the most from the precious hours in a day. They use time to make money so that they have more time to make more money. I wonder where is the time for just living?
I read a funny post called 10 Reasons Why Being a Lazy Dude is Actually a Good Thing over at Rebel Zen this week. The irony was a nice contrast to the hyper-caffeinated, results oriented Type A people that often populate my world. While I can’t fully endorse the slacker world I do think it’s nice to vacation there once in awhile.
It takes one event, a suspicious lump, bump or bruise; an accident; a natural disaster to shake up your definition of “wasting time.” In those moments we realize we cannot regain what is past and we do not control how much is left. Suddenly when faced with losing a moment of time we want to embrace it tightly and beg it to slow down. We vow to be different, to stop and smell the roses, take time to spend with our families or simply gaze at the sunset…until we gain more time and we squander that too chasing “that thing” that will give us more time to live.
Alex Fayle calls it the Someday Syndrome. His blog provides insight on how to stop putting life on hold for some day and instead living today. Alex is a wise man. As I ponder this I know have today, this moment, right now. I am not certain how many more of these moments I have but I intend to balance this one with a healthy amount of work and play and loads of enjoyment doing both.
How about you? How do you make the most out of time? Share your thoughts in the comment box. The mic is on and it’s your turn.
Bye (for now),
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