By Erica Donaldson-Ellison
Doesn't time fly?
Who of us, also succeeds in finding the time to dedicate themselves to enjoy a healthy lifestyle of exercise and healthy eating, and regular meditation and in meeting the need to socialise with our colleagues and with our friends?
Twenty-four hours in one day just never seems to be enough.
Time waits for no one and very quickly the day ends, and with it, the opportunity that many of us desire to maximise the most out of each moment is gone. Oftentimes, it seems, within the blink of an eye.
How many of us feel fulfilled as we finally lay our heads to rest on our pillows at the end of the day that we actually completed that days’ ‘to do list’ that we had carefully planned and indeed had set our hearts on embarking with a renewed flourish at the very start of our day.
‘Life happens whilst we are making plans'
I recently listened with empathy to a successful entrepreneur whose business was, as she described it:” successfully thriving".
“l have increased orders. My deliveries are up and my marketing is bringing in rewards but, l am SO tired! l just need some extra hours to lengthen my day!“ She cried in frustration.
Whatever we do, wherever we find ourselves in the developmental processes of our businesses (which for most of us at the outset, initially runs alongside our 9-5) family waits for no one and has to comes first.
If only to remind us that it is time to put down the hardware, end the interactive call and to stop to eat.
Even a quickie – a pasta dish or a stir fry-throwing together whatever is left in the fridge (until someone can find the time to do the shopping) a meal shared with those we love and who love us back can fortify a lagging spirit, enlivening us within that short break, before we resume our course. Just by dedicating ourselves whilst we are spending time in that moment of an interactive catch up (no matter how many minutes of our day we manage to devote to this) can serve to centre us in a space of calm and to remind us why on earth we do it all anyway?