Saturday, September 8, 2012

Searching for Time

In considering a future potential book title, I've been looking at what kind or types of time there are.

There's time to write, time to read, time to review. There's also killing time and stealing time. What about a time to reap a time to sow? Or work time, play time, doing serious time, having a fun time, etc.

There's also finding time, taking time, and making time.

The last three are what I'm striving toward.

Finding Time

Finding time is an odd one, because if you wait to find time in your busy day to do the things that you really want to do, time tends to be elusive and difficult to hold. My intent to find time more than likely winds up in never finding the time for the things that are most important to me because everything else uses up all the valuable available time.

Taking Time

Taking time tends to lead to situations where you feel as if you are taking time away from other things. Taking time seems to lead to guilt and a struggle to maintain momentum in time slots that belong to other things. Taking, for some reason, leads to guilt feelings associated with stealing time, from others, from other things of importance, and from my day.

Making Time

Making time, to me, means scheduling definite set-aside times to do what's important to you, whether that means exercising, meditation, writing, crocheting, etc. Making time means giving the time for the things that mean a great deal to you priority and respect. A schedule that includes those important things that I don't seem to be able to find time for or take time for, that I follow, with flexible adjustments as necessary, is considered making time.

Finding Time, Taking Time, and Making Time

As far as finding time, taking time, and making time, one of my favorite quotes is:

"You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it." – Charles Bixton.

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