I often marvel at the way cycles repeat themselves. Seasons have distinct qualities, months are punctuated by annual events, and each passing day is either getting longer or shorter. Clocks, calendars, holidays, and seasons all serve to remind us that time keeps moving on. Sometimes we may sit and wonder what life will bring next. Other times, we may move boldly into the future guided steadfastly by clear objectives. And sometimes its important to reassess what’s important to us. Here are a few more thoughts on the matter.
There are so many things to do; I’ll never get them all done. It takes effort to stay current with the maintenance part of life. There’s always something that needs to be cleaned or fixed. If we add up the time we spend working, sleeping, eating, cleaning, paying bills, and driving here and there, it’s almost enough to fill every 24 hours. But there’s so much more I want to do and racing against the clock is not one of them.
What do I really want to do? What do I want to do next? Boredom can be a huge problem among humans; most of us like some amount of variation and excitement. Even when we are busy, it is easy to feel bored. While being too busy is a problem, not being busy enough is a different problem. What’s my next big goal? Take time to think about the next thing you want to do and write down all of your thoughts about it. As you bring your thoughts and plans to life in your mind, you will discover little pockets of time opening up in your schedule that will move you closer to that new goal.
Decide who you want to play with. If your goal is to strengthen family bonds, be aware that it is not enough to simply share a household. Just being married or related to someone is not sufficient. We must take time to nurture these relationships on a regular basis. When its time to play, spend it meaningfully with your family or friends. Do things that will create memorable experiences. All close relationships are built upon shared memories. Bonding experiences strengthen and fortify our important relationships forever.
Even when life feels like a merry-go-round, it’s not completely automatic. We are always making choices. Take some time to think about what’s really important to you. You can make changes and you can take charge of your future.
©Copyright, 2012, Jane R. Rosen-Grandon. All rights reserved.
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