The good ole saying “time is precious” couldn’t be more true, right?
How do you fill your time? With one activity after another?
Over-committing is exhausting, stressful, and draining.
Have you ever thought about how your STUFF takes TIME? As much as we think our schedules steal our time, it is actually our possessions that take up more time than what we think. How?
- Time at your job – how many hours did you sit at work to earn enough to pay for it?
- Research – think about how much research or thinking you put into buying an item? It may be a 3 second decision or may take weeks of research. Whatever the length of time, it takes mental time.
- Money – where did you get the money from? Bank? Earn it somewhere?
- Transportation – how much time did it take to drive to the store
- Shopping – how much time did it take to find it? Did you have to go to numerous stores?
- Putting it away – now that you have it home, how much time did it take to reorganize and find a place for it?
- Using it – how much time do you spend using the item? This could be a negative or positive effect.
All this time that goes into purchasing one item, causes clutter of the schedule and just ends up cluttering our homes. Is it worth it?
Where do you spend the most of your time? Aimlessly wandering through life, trying to find what you truly love to do? Do you have possessions that are stealing your time away from what you really want to be doing? Like your computer? Trying to reorganize everything to find the right system? Do you have so much stuff to clean, that if you lessened your possessions, you would save time cleaning?
What are you making time for? Think about your priorities.
Are you making time for what is important to YOU? What is important to you, may not be important to someone else.Don’t clutter your life with things that please others or fulfill others’ lives. Fill your time with the things that again, are important to you.
How do you want to change how you fill your time? What changes do you need to make?
You can also find me guest posting today at From Overwhelmed to Organized! There I am talking about what to do with EMPTY SPACE.