Time flies. Time is money. But have you heard of the energy of time? I was first introduced to this concept when I read Mastering Life’s Energies by Dr. Maria Nemeth.
A day has 24 hours or 1,440 minutes. But managing time (and one’s well-being) can feel increasingly overwhelming.
According to Robin Sharma, monomaniacal focus is one of the characteristics of successful people. While I value productivity and results, I value feeling less anxious, being calm and present even more.
I learned that time is not something that I have. I need to make time, take time, manage time, prioritize time.
“Stephen Covey in his book the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People strongly suggests scheduling your priorities as opposed to prioritizing your schedule. It helps in avoiding the disaster of not accomplishing the most important tasks.”
How we manage our time and who we spend it with is also part of self-care. Are you scheduling time with yourself? For yourself? Doing what lights you up?
From Mastering Life’s Energies, I learned that spending 10 minutes every day on something that lights you up adds up. At the end of one year, you’d have spent 60 hours on yourself, doing what you love or always wanted to do (that’s the equivalent of a college course). Imagine what this time and energy could do for you!
Your attention, time and energy are your most valuable resources. While time is not something that you can get back, you can redirect your attention and reset your energy. Not sure you can do this on your own? Maybe some time with me (and Reiki) can help you too.
About Andrea Deierlein & Thrive Reiki, LLC: Andrea's work specializes in helping people transform the pain of life challenges and daily adversity through the practice of Reiki. She helps people struggling with stress, anxiety and overwhelm, to relax, calm down and breathe again. Focusing on stress management and the mind-body-connection, her clients shift out of survival mode, build focus and resilience. Connect with her on www.thrivereiki.com or follow her on Instagram @andreadeierlein