Take time for me? I don’t have time!
February 1, 2010
How many times have you said that to yourselves? Your time starvation is frustrating, agonizing, and you wish it weren’t that way.
The power of slow doesn’t say you should stop living your life. It says here’s how you can start living it. We have convinced ourselves that we have so much to do. Take it from me. I have two kids who are nestled in a school system that has them home by 1 pm virtually every day (and sometimes even at 11:15 am when they don’t have enough teachers. Hand on my heart. It happened last week. Oh, and we live in Germany). I work with clients spanned across nine time zones. And because the children have a half-day of school, they are expected to do hours of homework at, you guessed it, home. It works because we make it work. It’s a choice, like everything else we do.
And it is true our lives have gotten faster as we attempt to keep up with the demands for efficiency and productivity. But there are limits to what we can do in a day. Sometimes less is more. We are addicted to the speed of our lives, unable to change because we see no way out.
Believe it or not, when we slow down, we make better choices. As women who not only contribute more to the GDP than ever before in history, but also nurture the next generation (and sometimes the older one, too) we must take time for ourselves as the life-sustaining necessity it is.
We live in time so why not love the very thing that enshrouds us like a robe? You do have time ~twenty-four hours each day to be exact. The question is what will you do with it?