This Monday, I am starting the week thinking about the Thanksgiving holiday. Several things come to mind for me.
First, my main focus is on the food. We have already been shopping to collect nearly all of the ingredients for a proper feast. I do like to make a great feast. I have an enjoyable recipe for keto stuffing and a funky Shepards pie that I continue to evolve. I love preparing the food and making excellent meals.
Second, I’m thinking about how grateful I am for all of the incredible blessings in my life. With my wife, kids, family, friends, colleagues, and all of the opportunities ahead of me, the universe is truly abundant. I am excited to continue learning and growing on this journey.
Third, I’ve got a busy week ahead in my personal life. The week-long retreat was fantastic, but getting back into the regular flow was a sprint to catch back up. We take on a lot of activities as a family, and we continuously work on managing our health and well-being. We know that we can’t be our best for ourselves and others if we don’t take of ourselves.
Fourth, my professional life does not take a break. I am in the process of building multiple lines of business, and my day job demands high performance.
All of this has me thinking more about time. Time is a resource we have not figured out how to get back. We have to protect our time fiercely because it is the most limited resource we possess. We want to use our time wisely, and we seek to know our value and increase it.
This week, I want to use my time mindfully. I want to be mindful of the value my time adds. It’s my time, and I may be using it in the service of others, but it is always for me. I am my best when I spend my time in balanced ways, filling all of the cups a little at a time. I feel out of sync when some cups are too full, and others are not full enough.
As you go through the week, consider where your time goes; how are you spending it? Are you using it mindfully? Do you value where your time is going? When you choose to spend time in one way over another, why do you spend it that way?
Stay Safe Out There,