My Relationship with Time

I don’t know about you but I really struggle with ‘time’. There’s never enough time in the day, week, etc. to do all the things I want to do. And when I do have time, I resent the fact that I don’t have more of it, or I didn’t use that time the way I wanted to.

I’m conscious of how long it takes me to get ready in the morning. How long it takes to shower. To make dinner. To do my washing and dry it. How I’m not getting enough sleep. Even how long it takes to write these blogs. Although time does still pass without me noticing (binge watching TV, reading, working, etc.).

The thing is, time is a social construct that we all buy into. And to quote the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who;

People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a nonlinear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey… stuff.

To see that in action, check it out on YouTube. You’re welcome 😉

But anyway, back to the point. We all believe in the construct that we have to work to specific schedules of time and we plan our lives around them. We get up, we get ready, we go to work. We work, we come home, we make dinner and do some house work. We socialise with family and spend our evenings watching TV and the like.

Which is totally fine.

I’m not suggesting that people who live like that are doing anything wrong. To each their own, and it’s really no business what we do. I’m also not suggesting anyone up and leaves their jobs because they don’t want to live to that construct anymore.

But I feel that the way I personally deal with time, mainly outside of work, constitutes an ‘unhealthy’ relationship.

Which is why I’ve decided that I need to work on this. I think it’s mainly about changing my attitude towards time rather than excessively changing what I do with that time.

I am still productive and do everything I need to, including eat, drink, sleep, socialise (though that needs work), keep my house tidy, and in all honesty, I get plenty of downtime. Which is why I think it’s all about my attitude. But that’s going to take – yep, you guessed it – time. And a whole lot of patience. But I’ll get there!

Anywho, I think I’ve probably rambled enough for one post. Thanks for humouring me. If you have anything to share in regards to this post, please do so in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time.


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