It just feels like yesterday when I was in Bangalore, sipping my hot Café Latte in my favourite café in the world. That was New Year ’s Eve. And here we are, with one month of the year already complete.
Have we suddenly shifted to some other galaxy? Has time started moving fast? The time here seems to be moving really fast and it always feels like a race against time on a daily basis, at every moment.
Is there something called a leisurely life? At this age, I am afraid, but I believe the answer is No. I remember reading this a long time back –
When you are young, you have energy and Time, but no Money.
In adulthood, you have money and energy, but no time
In old Age, time and Money are in plentiful (hopefully J ), but no energy.
Such is life. There are always so many things that can be done, but just not enough time to accomplish them all. What does one do then? Just accept that there is never going to be enough time and go on with life?
A life filled with regret that everything we wish is not getting done? An incomplete life yearning for more all the time?
Or maybe not. Maybe we could do with some prioritization and chuck the lesser important things out of our lives. Scheduling and being disciplined helps.
Like we allocate money for various spends, I believe our TIME is more expensive and we should start rationing how we spend our time. Money once spent can be earned back, but well you ain’t getting any younger!
One other major discipline to be inculcated is the art of saying NO. No to things, activities, no to people. Like someone had said, it is equally important to know what NOT to do, than what needs to be done.
I am not suggesting that we all become machines and chuck leisure out of our lives. I totally believe it is important to let loose and chill sometimes, but it is equally important that we chalk out what really helps us wind and commit time accordingly rather than binge watch TV all weekend and then feel guilty of it on Sunday evening.
Time is the biggest lever we all have in more or less equal proportions and it is up to us what we make of it.
“Time and Tide wait for none!”
So, here it is to a productive 2016. Er! The remaining eleven months of 2016 I mean!