The Year of a Mindful Career: Spending Time Wisely

How we spend time is often a psychological challenge. Are we using it wisely or are we wasting it away. How do we judge that? Does it even need to be judged?

For some reason, we just can’t get enough time. But if we had all the time in the world, would we really do what matters?

Time is the biggest challenge we all face, and probably because we don’t use it wisely. We have a strange set of expectations that we put on our time due to media and societies’ expectations. What if we could control time? What would we do better or more of? Time is precious. If we try to put too much into the time we have, then we lose the time even more.

It’s a crazy cycle—chasing the clock then ruminating on where time went. Mindfulness is the challenge of being in the now and not looking forward or back. It’s hard to do. It’s a habit that must be cultivated.

When you live in a world of clocks, calendars and smart phones, it’s almost impossible to just sit without guilt.

I’m trying to do more of this myself. But honestly, I needed a carrot. My carrot turned out to be better health. What’s yours?

Personal Challenge: Just sit without guilt. Give it a try for fifteen minutes. See what happens.

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