I travel in solitude high above the clouds. Looking out the window, I try to see on the horizon what the future has for me. Taking the time to stop a free your mind of all unwanted clutter is a clean required to step back for a reassess your place you have for your life.
Our daily routines and involvement accumulate to the point of blinding us to what is important in our lives. The more we work, the busier we get. It’s the real work, not the busy work that counts.
Right in front of us is the next step, but we are so consumed with the clutter that accumulated, that we don’t see the next phase. Clutter, comfort, fear and excuses push one’s life into numbness. The days go by without thinking twice of all the wasted time that just passed. All the busy time. Moments lost forever just because we are on autopilot. Even planes need pilots even with all the sophisticated navigation aids. Our lives also need a pilot.
The fear off pressing the off button and disconnecting from the routine, just digs us deeper and shuts the light out of freedom. Freedom for our mind. Turn off the autopilot and take control. You have the required elements to make each and every one of your days the most fulfilling time of your life.
It’s too easy to slip into blame and excuses and leave everything for the next day. What if the next day wouldn’t exist. Would you waste your time judging and finding reason why things don’t go your way? We all have obligations to employers, friends and family. Time will and must also be spent on others. But if you don’t stop and take the time for yourself, none will be left for anything.
A time-out doesn’t give you back lost time. It takes inventory of what is available to you and prioritizes, puts into perspective what’s available. Each and every day a time-out is required, to be certain that you are still on the right path. If you are going in the wrong direction, it’s the time to set your compass in the good direction and continue moving forward.
Next time you feel overwhelmed. Next time you get back home from work and say the word “Where has the time gone, I’m beat”, ask yourself if you took that time out today. It would have made a world of difference to you in your day.
Today, sit at your desk, look out the window far over the horizon, you will discover something that is always hiding in plain sight … Time, your Time!