Monday, September 17, 2007

Time

I will be the first to admit, my days are very very full. I get up fairly early and many nights I stay up pretty late. I know we are supposed to be in a fast paced society full of instant everything - from instant communication via IM and email to instant breakfast drinks. We are addicted to instant and fast. Our society is going to instant itself right into an overload.

I mean I need time to breath. I want it. The creative being that I am needs down time. Now a few years ago I was addicted to my Day Planner. I wrote everything down and I planned my life in blocks of 15 minutes. It was insane. Now, I still plan - but I take time for me. I take time for L & E and most of all H and I are careful to take time for us.
I cannot believe the schedules some of my friends keep. It is insane. Their kids days are so full - overflowing really. The parents are so busy they hardly have time to breath, let alone enjoy the day. I was once compelled to fill in every minute of every day. I mean fill them. Now I go out of my way to make sure the day is empty.

This weekend I opted out of a meeting, I had been looking forward to, in order to spend time with L, E & H. We went to the park and enjoyed the splendor of the day. We were so engrossed that it was noon before we knew it.

While it is true that there are only 24 hours in the day - the challenge is to make sure you are spending them wisely. I would submit in our obsession to get the most out of those hours by being faster and more efficient - that we are in fact cheating our selves and are in effect getting alot less than we really want and deserve.

Everything in our society is rushed. We rush through dinner, we rush through our days. We rush through our work outs. Rushing is not healthy. I would submit we all need to take a deep breath and shed some of the items on our schedules. What is possibly more important that taking time to enjoy our friends, families and the splendor of each day?

4 comments:

Terra Kent said...

So true

Susan said...

Thanks for stopping by!

IHateToast said...

i don't know if this is appropriate. i just hope it'll make you think of other things when you think of a day planner. i do. now i hear that and giggle. i had a friend whose boss used a franklin. does that ring a bell? i think it's a dayrunner type thing. anyway, she always referred to her franklin running her life. a guy in the office, one who wasn't so organised, thought that franklin was her code for her... bits.

if you think about it, it makes sense. the sentences in which one uses franklin or day runner can be misconstrued... if you were so twisted.

at least it'll give you a giggle.

Susan said...

Katy--

Thanks! On a day I needed a good laugh you have come thru!

:)

PS - I thought of something else one could name I guess.... it that creates a buzz....