Animals naturally live their Purpose. They don’t have to think about it or measure their way to it. We humans, however…sometimes I think it’s our Purpose to find Purpose! 🙂 (Which is why we have been blessed with Free Will.) This means we have to face certain challenges that other creatures don’t. One of these is learning to deal with Time.

As you come closer and closer to discovering your Purpose, and especially once you are clear on it, you will likely find your relationship with Time shifting and changing. You may find that Time ceases to concern you. On the other hand, you may find yourself valuing it as an increasingly precious commodity.

If you fall into the latter category (as I do), here are a few tips I’ve found helpful: 
  • Don’t keep watching the clock. This can make you feel resentful or anxious. Negative energies both, and they’ll fight your purpose! 
  • Do track your time. Over time, you’ll learn how long it takes you to do certain tasks. Knowing this makes it easier to plan your time successfully. Also, if you find a project is taking longer than expected, you’ll be aware of it so you can find the reason and address it. 
  • Do respect your body. Pushing past the point of discomfort rarely saves time and usually ends up taking more. Take breaks to hydrate yourself, move your body, rest and have fun. Sometimes taking a nap is the most productive thing you can do. 

2017 is going to be a pivotal year in a lot of ways. The work you do is important – whether it’s work done on the job or for self employment or “work” done while at rest or at play or at prayer. You are important. How you spend your time is important. Make the most of it! 🙂

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