For some time I have noticed that as I get older, my days, months and years are shorter. Just this morning I was talking about it with my mo...
For some time I have noticed that as I get older, my days, months and years are shorter. Just this morning I was talking about it with my mom. Then we began to remember how the school years lasted. We both agreed that the days were very long; furthermore, the time from the beginning of a school year to the mid-year break seemed to last forever. The same thing happened with the rest seasons; summer and Christmas vacations were long and the days were "enough" to do whatever we wanted.
However, things are different now. It doesn't matter how early we wake up and start with responsibilities. It is looking at the clock and realizing that the day passed and it was not enough to do everything we had to.
It is perhaps for that reason we try to do more than we can. This makes us take our body and harmony to the extreme. Living that way is what makes us begin to live in a constant state of anxiety about what was not done.
It is true that we do not know what will happen the next day; however, if we start like this, we will inevitably get sick.
"Time is the most valuable thing we can spend"
Theophrastus was the one who pronounced the phrase that I use as my title; frankly, I find you quite right.
Moms often tell us: You're wasting time already! " when they see us lying down watching TV or looking at our mobile. This may make us angry, but the reality is that they are right.
I don't know if you saw the movie "In Time" (The price of tomorrow); if not, I invite you to see it. The plot of the film is based on the fact that time is the currency of this "universe." Only people who own centuries of life have access to luxuries and comforts. On the contrary, the poor live one day at a time and in precarious conditions. This situation leads the protagonist, Will Salas (Justin Timberlake) to make a desperate decision.
If we put it that way, the truth is that it seems extreme. However, if you think about it a bit, there are many people who want to live longer because they have little time to experience everything they want.
Yes, we all want to have more time. Some to work more; others want to be able to travel and see new places and have more experiences. Some others want to live longer to be with their family. Whatever the source of motivation, the truth is that nobody knows when they are going to die, that is what leads many to live against the clock.
Find a fair balance
Since none of us knows when he will stop living, the only thing we can do is organize ourselves and "Live one day at a time." It is a matter of knowing how to manage time.
Nothing can be gained by rushing to do a thousand things before noon. The result of that overexertion is that in the middle of the afternoon we will be so married that we will not want more than to go to sleep.
Fortunately, our lives are not based on time as in the movie. This is good because we can spend our time on what we want; however, if we want to profit, what we must do is organize ourselves.
Something that also destroys our peace is constantly looking at the clock. If every time you feel like 1 pm is going to arrive and you still don't finish what your boss asked you, you are going to collapse.
It's not that we don't have enough time
Let's admit it, if we organize ourselves well, the day will be enough to do everything we should. What happens to him is that we usually make excuses, and sometimes we don't even realize that.
Another thing that is important is that what "does not enter the agenda" and is postponed, is that it does not enter the list of priorities. It is not that we do not have time, it is that we are not interested in doing what was not done.
The above applies to such important things as spending time with the children, the partner, paying the bills, going to visit the parents. I know it's horrible, but it has to be said.
So, if what you want is that the day is enough for you to call your parents or pay the bills, then put them on your daily list as a priority; believe me, your day is going to take you even for a nap.
You are also important
Now, don't exclude yourself from those priorities. People usually put our health aside with the excuse that there is always something or someone more important.
I remember now the case of a Mexican woman who had a small channel on YouTube. One day he surprised his followers with the news that he had cancer in a very advanced state. The sad thing is that she recognized that she was to blame because she had been feeling ill for years; however, she decided to put her children before her health. The result is that she died very young and left very young children alone and in the care of her husband. What she did not think is that because she does not make herself a priority, her children now cannot count on her.
Our health and well-being is not something that should be set aside as something that does not matter. This, together with time, are things that we cannot put a value on in paper money. Therefore, make your health and indulging yourself have an important place in your priorities, just get organized.
It only remains for me to say that it is useless to live in a state of tension because you want your day to reach you. Remember the old phrase of the grandparents: «From anxiety, there is nothing but fatigue».