Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Time is already going so fast

Being an aspiring published author, I tend to be a people watcher. I notice the way people stand, how they fidget, how they hold themselves, how they move, etc. Over the years I've noticed that so many people seem to be in a big rush and so many people want instant gratification. I've noticed people tend to "not have time" more than they "have time." Oh, I haven't read in awhile, I just don't have time for it. I used to love to craft, but I just can't fit it in. I've heard that along with SO much more of, "Oh I used to or I haven't" because, they just don't have time. What happened to spending hours reading a book from cover to cover because, you just couldn't put it down? What happened to actually doing those crafts you want to do, simply because, you wanted to do them?

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Time is already going so fast

I get it. I understand days aren't long enough and time seems to go so fast, but that's the thing. Time is already going so fast, so why are we in such a rush to make it go faster. Why do we bounce from one thing to another, attempting to cram everything into one day and then longing for the things we once enjoyed doing? I just think people need to slow down, people need to enjoy life a little more and doing the things they love a little more. I don't care how busy my day is or how much stuff I have to get done, if my boys want my attention, they have it. If at the end of day my to-do list is still not done, but I'm craving to read or craft or blog, I do it.

All we have is now. All we are guaranteed is this moment. Time is flying by so fast that before you know it, ten years is going to go by, your kids are going to be older and so are you and all those memories you wish you stopped and made, all those things you had wanted to do, are now regrets because, you just didn't have the time. I don't remember where I heard this, but it stuck with me, "You can always make time for the things you love" & it's true. I'm willing to bet you make time for your kids and your spouse, you love them, so of course you do. If you love working, writing, blogging, crafting, decorating your home, reading, whatever - you learn to make time for it.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Time is already going so fast

Don't let this precious time we have, go by so fast that you don't get to make those memories or do those things you love to do. Live in the now. Stop worrying about tomorrow, for tomorrow has enough worry of it's own. {Matthew 6:34} Enjoy every moment. Do everything that you love.

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5 comments :

  1. You're so right, but at the same time people have to focus on making a living and we have so much more competing for our time these days than we used to. It comes down to priorities and time management!

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  2. I'm not sure the problem is going too fast as much as having too many demands on time. We have choices of activities than we used to (our mothers never blogged, had Facebook, etc). We want to do it all and it's about prioritizing. We can't make more time.

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  3. I've noticed a major shift in my priorities and activities over the past few years. Things just change sometimes, but yes, you should make time for the things you love the most!

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  4. Schedule in the time to do the things you love! Live life to the fullest. Multi-task so you can pick up some extra time in your day for some of the things you love. The key is to be mindful of what you're doing and how you are doing. Keep a time journal for everything you do in a day and then reevaluate to see if there are spots that you are just really "wasting" time or you can be more efficient with that time. You'd probably be surprised with what you find.

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  5. I love this post cassie!! you are so right. So much of the world lives in this fast paced, don't notice the small things kind of life. It's really sad, and then those people wonder why they aren't so happy. i think one important thing to be happy is to be grateful for the wonderful blessings we already have and to enjoy the simple things, even some quiet time with your children, for one. I am a list maker and OFTEN I don't get everything done on that list, but i just move them forward to the next or the day after that. Thanks for the Bible ref too...i worry, but thankfully, worry less than i used to. It's just a good reminder to give up your life to God and pray & trust it'll all be ok...enjoy life, now. xo

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