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Time

Everyone dealing with the time change okay? Me neither, but I suppose we don’t have a choice. Habit is a hard thing to break, and humans are not real great with change (I know I’m certainly not).

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how much time I waste thinking (bemoaning) about how much stuff I don’t have time to do. An argument could be made that I could do more stuff if I didn’t spend time whining about not having time to do everything, and that’s certainly somewhat valid, but my complaint is also valid, simply because I want to do far more than anyone (not just me) could conceivably get done in one day.

The problem then is not that I don’t have enough time, but rather I have too many things I want to do. A blessing and a curse, as the saying goes.

When I was younger, my priorities were most often:

  1. Things that make me money
  2. Things that make me happy
  3. Things that keep me healthy

Now that I’m older, I had to switch that to:

  1. Things that make me money
  2. Things that keep me healthy
  3. Things that make me happy

There is some overlap in those areas, of course – I do like my job, but I also wish I could make money doing things that make me “happier”. As far as staying healthy goes, enough sleep, eating well (instead of just eating fast), and making sure my body stays in working, movable order instead of stiffening/swelling until I’m at one with the couch has to be a priority just so I can keep doing things that make me happy well after I can ditch the monetary requirement.

In any case…there’s never enough time, and I whine/think about it far to often, rather than just accepting it and making the most of the time I do have.

I need to stop that. Stop fighting, and keep moving forward.

Are you a “waste time whining about time” sort of person? Or do you do what you can do, and call it good? Is there a happy medium in there somewhere?


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