Holiday Blog Series: How To Add More Time To Your Day (Really!)
What if I told you it’s possible to add more time to your day? You might think I’m crazy or hippy-dippy, or both. But you’ll be thanking me when you suddenly realize you have plenty of time to get all your last minute holiday shopping, cooking, cleaning and organizing done. 🙂
In Gay Hendricks’ book, The Big Leap, he introduces a concept called Einstein Time. (If you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend it, especially if you are interested in taking your life to the next level of goodness.)
Einstein time vs. Newtonian time
Hendricks reminds us of Einstein’s theory that time is not some external force of nature, time actually comes from you — in other words, time is relative.
Think of how time contracts and expands depending on what you’re doing or thinking about. When you’re with someone you love, hours seem to fly by, whereas if you’re waiting at the DMV to renew your driver’s license 1 minute seems like 12 hours.
So, how can I make 2 hours at the DMV seem like 20 minutes? More importantly, how can I expand time when I need more of it to reach a deadline or catch the bus?
Well, what do you think you’re doing differently during these two scenarios mentioned above?
When you’re spending time with someone you love, are you constantly checking your watch and wishing it would end? Are you resisting being present in that moment? No. You’re completely present because it’s exactly where you want to be.
On the flip side, when you’re at the DMV are you reveling in each and every beep that signifies the persons turn in front of you? Are you completely relaxed in those plastic chairs or leaning against the wall, thinking to yourself, “I hope I never have to leave, this is delightful.” Of course not.
The difference is embracing the moment or resisting it.
Consider the next time you’re running late or feeling rushed, to stop and tell yourself, “I am the creator of time.” Take a deep breath and bring yourself fully into your body, consciously relaxing the parts of you that were tense with the feeling of not having enough time. And see what happens.
This takes practice. Don’t just do it once and tell me it didn’t work. 😉 It’s a new mindset and needs to be strengthened like a muscle.
I do this on a daily basis and I find that I’m a thousand times more productive in a much smaller time frame. I find that I can be busy and invigorated, inspired and happy instead of stressed and burned out with my busy schedule.
This time of year is perfect to learn how to take control of your time and energy. Try it and let me know what happens.
Speaking of time, registration is open for my New Year’s nutrition program and closes on January 3rd or when spaces are filled. Depending on how you’re experiencing time, that deadline might sneak right up on you! 😉 Click here to register today and reserve your spot.
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