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Time is Relative


Raise your hand if you're the type of person that always freaks out because there's 'not enough time', yet you're also the same type of person that feels like they're waiting FOREVER for the next vacation, girls weekend, or whatever it is your looking forward to? That is 100% me. I feel like I'm always either waiting an endless span of time for something to happen or there just isn't enough time to get everything done...

NEWS FLASH! Time as we know it is a unit of measure, we just experience it as relative to how much we have going on and what we are looking forward to in our lives. So here is what I've realized, time is relative and there's really nothing we can do to change it, but we can change our attitude around time.

Next time you hear yourself saying there isn't enough time, ask yourself why you feel that way? When was the last time you spent an afternoon doing nothing? Could you have done some of these tasks then? And ultimately, will you (or anyone else) die if this thing isn't done right now? No. The answer is no. Everyone will be fine.

So what should you do when everything feel's like it's closing in?

  1. Take a Breath - take a moment to relax, it's not as serious as it feels right now.

  2. Make a Plan - sit down with your planner, notepad, whatever and make a plan of action.

  3. Prioritize - know what you need to do first because there is a deadline, what you need to do before you can complete other tasks and what can ultimately wait.

  4. Start.

Let me remind you that if you answered yes to the first question, you have lived through times where you felt time was endless, so you know time truly can go on and on, and everything will be ok. Things will get done, even if they don't get done right now.

If all else fails, go read the chapters on parenting from Rachel Hollis' 'Girl Wash Your Face'. She is in complete acceptance of herself in doing just what she can do and understanding that is perfectly ok.