I feel like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland lately. About two weeks ago, the pin that holds my band on my watch came off and as of yet, I have not had it fixed. To some, that would be an easy fix, but here, it involves a trip to a big city to get it fixed. So I have been naked for two weeks now.
At first, I was completely lost...kept asking everybody what time it was and getting so far behind in what I "needed" to get done in a day. I was totally discombobulated...a silly watch was controlling my day. I was going to bed at night feeling rushed and thinking I had accomplished very little of what I wanted to. I was loosing track of time just because of a watch on my wrist.
Enter the story of the jar...we've all heard it before.
Take a jar. Fill it is as full as you can with big rocks. Now add sand to fill in the cracks. Think it's full? Nope...top it off with water.
So what does all the rocks, sand and water mean? Rocks are the important things I needed to pay attention to every single day. The foundation. The rest will fall into place...the added pleasures. Without doing the important things first, I haven't been enjoying the rest as much..worrying about getting the important things done. Two weeks later, without checking my wrist, I do my important things right away in the morning. The other "stuff" comes later and I've been able to say I did what I needed to accomplish. My DH says I'm definitely a lot happier...who knows...maybe healthier, too. I'm not saying every day works like this, but I am trying to be better.
So how are you really spending your time? What are you waiting for? I can tell you one thing...I won't have a wristwatch tan this year!