Relative Time Management
In my entire life, I’ve always found it interesting that there never seems to be enough time in the day. Still, most days, everything seems to get done. If it doesn’t, the world didn’t come to an end, and I survived to check off another item from my to-do list tomorrow.
I know I’m not the first human on the planet to face the problem of time, but I do think I’m one of those smartypants people that have figured out how our time works in real life. And it was 180 degrees from what I felt that time was all about.
Pay attention now. How you look at time is about to change.
First, when you run as fast as possible to get things done, time moves quicker, and less gets done. Even worse, with every minute filled, there is never enough time to do the things that make your heart sing. If you’re like me, that will eventually lead you to sabotage your list so you can do something fun for yourself. It’s a never-ending cycle.
On the other hand, when you slow down, hold space for yourself, and focus on results relevant to your goals, time slows down, and you get more done. Not only that, you magically find yourself with lots of free time that you need to fill. Finally, a chance to read a book, binge on Netflix or hang out with family and friends. The choice is yours.
Of course, if you’ve ever studied Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity, this sounds familiar. As he determined—time is relative. In other words, the rate at which time passes depends on your frame of reference.
So, what is your frame of reference?
In our case, I’m not asking whether you are moving fast or slow; I want to know if you are focused on the essential things in life that matter to you? Everything else disappears when you do, times slow down, and you enjoy your day like you were born to do.