time vows.

Married to your time 24-7, have you really thought about if your time is best serving you? Are the things you’re doing with your time worth the walk down the aisle? Is what you are doing with your time making you smile? Would you get down on your hands and knees to ask this “time” to spend the rest of your life with you?

Today, express your Valentine sentiments to you & the time you are spending, whether with stuff, in spaces, with people. Do they really contribute to the happiness of your life? Do you feel like this ring you’re carrying with you where you’re wedded to this time is weighing you down? Is it truly an authentic symbol of how much love & happiness you are carrying with you in your heart?

Make sure that whatever you are committing to with your time is worth it. You are worth it. Every single second you spend of every moment of your life is precious. Make sure your “time” spent doing something, with somebody, is truly worth it.

The greatest love affair for you with your time … what is it? When you are doing this in your time, spare or not, you are fully committed, engaged, and you are in love with your time.

Renew your vows with your precious time. Wed your greatest loves with your time.  Commit to those loves, and don’t look back. This time chose you to make the most of it. You chose it and this time is like your soulmate because it feeds you from the inside out. It almost feels as if time stands still when you’re in this beautiful zone with your time.

But sometimes, suddenly this fairytale with your time comes to a screeching halt when time robbers appear.

The time robbers can be masked or not, and sometimes you can’t discern so easily what is clutter and what is not with your time.

It’s hard to put a finger on what exactly is stealing our time in the time universe where we are all given 86,400 seconds a day, 24 hours a day, 168 hours in a week, 52 weeks in a year, 365 days a year.

We can’t roll it over. We can’t hoard it. We can’t stop the time clock. The clock keeps on ticking.

Tick tock. Tick tock. Tick tock.

Why not today do something for yourself where the clock/time will give back to you? Why not invest your time today in activities that will keep giving back to you, over and over and over again?

Today, determine just one area of your life where you feel stuck. Investigate it. Is it a lack of energy, feeling down and out, not feeling like yourself? What is causing this stuckness?

Let’s say you feel like time is slipping away and you want to wrangle it back. You want to take off the mask of whatever is hiding the truth of your time robber.

So you decide you’d like to implement a new time management system where you are setting clear boundaries for your time.

So you go on the internet and you start researching what is the best time management system. Hours later—where did your valuable time go, going into the rabbit hole of the vast internet, you emerge from your search, overwhelmed, baffled, confused, in worse shape than ever before. What to do now with this noble goal of finding a time management system?

First, have a system for doing the research for whatever it is. Set the timer to twenty minutes and dedicate only twenty minutes to this task. Set the timer for talking to your tech-savvy friend for twenty minutes about which is the best system for you. Then, set aside twenty minutes to meditate upon all of the research and pick just one system. At the end of these only sixty minutes, you will have picked something, just one thing you can move forward with, at least for now, that will help you in some way.

But to go back and forth, and waver, and be indecisive constitutes clutter. It’s like your time asked you to marry it, and you said, “I don’t know…yet.” Let me check out the myriad of opportunities I could be missing out on and/or doing, and get back to you.

Many decisions cannot be made and this indecision leads to clutter.

You start collecting apps, programs, talking to more people, getting all the books on this topic, and suddenly you find yourself in a labyrinth of time management systems.

Now, if you are passionate about this issue, you can dedicate instead of just one hour, you can spend one month, even one year learning about the best time management tools and systems. Go for it if this is your passion.

But the point is: Set a deadline. Set boundaries on your time. Then, what happens is that Universe conspires to help you get it done.

I’ve seen it time and time again. Whether it’s moving, organizing, decluttering, even running errands, when the seemingly impossible projects get done in exactly the time you have set aside for the task at hand.

Today do something differently.

Create the time.

Build the time in.

Commit to the time. Put a ring on your finger, finally, and say,  “I DO.”

Don’t do anything else at that time.

Don’t get distracted by doing anything else at that time.

Don’t let anybody steal your time.

Don’t let anything rob you of your energy from accomplishing that task at that time.

Don’t let time fall away from you.

Don’t let the time go on and on where you’re talking to somebody or they’re talking to you or emailing you or texting you. And then you’ve forgotten what you had originally set aside your time for: oh yes, time management systems.

Don’t get caught up in other people’s sense of time where they’re blabbing on and on and on about something that happened with their time that they thought was an important time of their life.

Is that eating away at your time today?

Figure out today what and who the time robbers are.

Are they stealing you away from something you’ve been meaning to do for a long time … yet you keep on saying you don’t have the time?

What are you feeling now with your time?

What are you filling up your time with?

Filling up your time with empty, meaningless stuff and preconceived notions about what you should or could be doing with your time.

Don’t let anybody dictate to you what you should be doing with your time.

Today, take back your time.

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