Serenity Project, Time

My Top 5 Posts About Time

Time’s been on my mind this week, and not just because I’m off to England for some family fun, and trying to pull a few ends together before I go.

No, I was also struck by this wise advice (my apologies to the originator, but I can’t remember where I saw it):

Time isn’t something you find, it’s something you make.

How many of us say things like “if I can find the time” or “when I find time”? The reality is, we don’t just find spare hours lying around, or gift-wrapped and sitting on our front doorstep. If we truly want do something, we must make the effort to make the time.

Time is something you make

As I’ve pondered that insight, I looked back at some of my previous posts about time. Here are the most popular ones in case you’d like to revisit them too:

  1. What I learned from my 3-month Facebook vacation.
  2. Email is someone else’s opinion of how you should spend your time.
  3. Time management secrets of serene women (article for House of Fifty magazine).
  4. Why our lives need white space.
  5. Serenity tip: schedule your leisure time.

This year I’ve been using a custom-made Agendio planner to schedule my time (contains affiliate links). It’s enabled me to put action items on the same page as my appointments, which has made me significantly more realistic about how much I can get done. This planner is a bit of an investment but I love mine.

If you have other favourite time resources or tips, I’d love for you to share them below.

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    Jean |
    May 24, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Pauline, I love that quote, too! And it is so true. When I forgot a much-needed chiropractic appointment Monday morning it made me realize I need to up my time management game. Will be rereading those posts listed, starting with number 3!

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      May 29, 2018 at 10:42 am

      Yes, Jean, it’s so infuriating when something fairly important escapes us! I’ve been on vacation and definitely have the feeling I might be forgetting something this week…

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