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Time doesn’t have to be your enemy

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Time “the master of your mind”

Every day, every hour, every moment, every second we’re constantly being ruled by it.  From the moment we wake up in the morning. We jump up out of bed like a chicken with its head cut off and look at the time.  We take a shower, brush are teeth, get dressed, and maybe have breakfast.  For most of us, breakfast is a luxury that only happens on the weekend. We immediately start thinking about dealing with rush hour traffic and praying that it won’t be a car accident or road block that makes us late for our job.  Once we get to work, if we’re late we dread having to face our boss and have to think up a new excuse on why we’re late.  We move through our day constantly checking the time and checking are work to make sure we made our quota for the day.  The panic doesn’t end there because as soon as the clock hits five o’clock or what ever time we get off, we jump up grab our purse, briefcase or what ever items we have to take home.  After are stressful work day is over, we rush home take are kid to baseball practice or dance lesson, stop at the store buy groceries then rush home and cook dinner.  We finally sit down watch television or surf the web.  Before we know it, we’re looking at the time and noticing it’s after ten o’clock.  We jump up brush our teeth, say goodnight to our loved ones, put on our pajamas and hit the sack.  The first twenty minutes after laying down, thoughts of all the stuff we have to do by a certain time runs through are head like a rabbit running through a cabbage patch.

Master time by prioritizing your life

This thing called time can be something that seems almost insane because we can’t seem to get our mind off of it. Time doesn’t have to be your enemy.  Go to sleep a little earlier if you have to get up early.  Later that morning, you will be thankful that you did.  You’ll wake up and finally have time to eat a bowl of cereal and have some coffee or tea.  You can finally walk to your car instead of dashing out like a crazed mad man or woman.  You can turn on your radio and listen to some uplifting music or throw in your favorite cd that always puts a smile on your face.   When you arrive at work, you’ll be way more relax.  You’ll have time to get to work early, park and go read the paper or check your emails on your cell phone.  You may even have time to jot down the most important things you have to do that day.  You are the master of time.  You just need to have a different perspective of it and get your priorities straight.  Your daily life is for living.  Time is just a filing system for everything you do in it.  What matters is the quality of the time not the time itself.  Take one day a week and try not to look at the time.   If you look at the time purposely more than twice then you are still letting this illusory concept master you.

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