Thought for the Day

Master the art of managing time……….it is important if you are to realize your best life.  Wisdom teaches us “show me your schedule and I will show you your priorities.”  There are days when we literally run on adrenalin.  We push ourselves to the absolute limit; we fill every waking minute and then wonder why we want to drop from exhaustion when we get home.  We act as though we never need to stop and refuel, to pause and reflect, to just be present and savour the moment, and so our overwhelmed state becomes our new normal. It is very easy for the days to blur into each other if you’ve no idea where you are going or what you want to achieve. 

You find yourself saying yes, when you really want to say no.  You hold society’s mirror up and succumb to the mantra – he or she who is busiest wins.  So we need to think about the things that we would like to stop doing, in order to protect our energy and to put boundaries in place.  We need to schedule our priorities not prioritize our schedule.  It is not a race, if it were the clock would always win.  So make a point of scheduling 10 minutes to unplug, to pause, to bring yourself back to peace.  Don’t sleep with your phone……be at peace with your dreams and a restful sleep.  And, every now and then, return to the sense of wonder and awe that you had as a child…..your life will be magic and timeless.

Robin Sharma said “It is easy to say yes to every request on your time when the priorities of your life are unclear.  When your days are not guided by a rich and inspiring vision for your future, a clear image of an end result that will help you act with more intention.  It is not hard for the agendas of those around you to dictate your actions.  You see, if your priorities don’t get scheduled into your planner, other people’s priorities will get put into your planner.  The solution is to be clear about your life’s highest objectives and then learn to say no with grace.”

By Lisa Scott ~ Executive/Life Coach