It´s Mothers Day in the UK today and people will make time to visit their Mum today. For some it will be a huge effort travelling across countries even, for some its something they do with pleasure most days of the week. For some it will be a chore as they ´never have enough hours in the day´as it is!
Time is what you make it and when I started on my training in Lanzarote the days were long and the evenings into night were even longer. I didn´t have anything to do to fill my time and not enough knowledge about the place to find things to do……
It took a while to find my loved dog rescue places, a source for books as I just love reading and then flat mates moved in and time just seemed to fill up.
Work and learning was great, you can never have enough of learning something new, it gives you the buzz that you are alive each and every day. It´s not just work you can learn from but everything around you, including new flat mates!
Back to time though and all those people who ´had to´fit in a visit to their Mum for Mother´s Day. Life can be as busy as you want it to be and it is about doing 2 things.
All those things that you have to do….what would happen if you said ´No´once in a while? Would the world stop? Is there really a difference to your pay packet if you say ´No´to some things that eat into your time? Will you get that moment back again that you could have spent with your Mum or perhaps child, maybe best friend?
What will you sacrifice to do the things that you want to do and take it from me, visiting your Mum should be high on that list.
2) Act as if…..
we do this over many areas of our lives. We act as if we are confident until guess what…you actually become confident.
You act as if you can dance or learn a language or anything you want to do or become you get to a level of proficiency that shows you can actually do it.
You can do the same with time, you can act as if you have all the time in the world and you will find you do have the time you need for the priorities in life, the things that matter and make you feel good.
Now I am coming to the end of my training in Lanzarote and I can look back and wonder ´where has the time gone´. I have learnt new skills and the next step is to put them into practice. I´ve learned a lot from having a living experience at 50 something that I should have had as a University student. Meeting great people and putting expectations, legends and rumours aside to see the real people beneath the talk. I´ve seen clearly an island that I only have fuzzy memories of as last time I was here I was 30 something and free and single with a girlfriend and we had a heck of a party time.
Time runs on no matter how we view it and by practicing steps one and two then you can make the most of the time you have as you never know when your clock will stop ticking and I would hate to be at that moment and think ´I wish I had more time”
Memories of Lanzarote time…….