“Time, flowing like a river
Time, beckoning me”
– Alan Parsons Project
Remember when you were running around like crazy, ad-hoc meetings at the end of the day, and never enough time to get your actual work done? That was like…so two weeks ago. We adjust to our new normal, where Slack and Hangout mean meeting locations and connection spots, and Zoom isn’t a speed, it’s a portal. Your commute is a cute meme on social media, and your clothing just downgraded to a nice shirt and sweatpants. How long will it take for you to completely immerse yourself in work because it’s 24/7 available without excuse to do something else?
What about all those projects and ideas that you’ve been responding to with … “I don’t have time…”? Where are they now? If nothing else, you have given up a commute, so where is that time now absorbed? Here’s a starting point – make the list. The list of things that you can recall claiming as important, but without time. I’ve got a stack of books I have wanted to read for a year. I have an outdoor craft project on my mind for more than two years. I claim to want to do yoga, but it isn’t portable for my schedule…along with washing the windows and cleaning the screens, typical springtime list items. Now that I have the list, I can re-prioritize what is actually important and let the rest go. I culled my books and put a few in the donation bin for starters. Yoga…well, that’s still on the list…for once a week. What’s on your list? What are you letting go of, and what are you putting in motion?