Excuse me, do you have the time?

I don’t. I’m a product of our American society. I’ve always felt rushed, rarely feel rested and have a never-ending list of things I want to do before I bite the dust (more to come on this topic in a later post).

I have always struggled with time management. Not at work, I’m great at managing how long I can spend on a project. But time as it pertains to life has always eluded me. First, it was the school/life balance. Learning how to manage school, after-school activities, a part-time job and friends while still finishing my homework and getting enough sleep at night was tough. Add in a sleep disorder and I had a whole bundle of stuff to deal with.

Now, I  find myself in the same situation, just with different elements. I struggle to find the hours in the day to do everything I want and need to do. Two hours for transportation to and from work, 8  hours (sometimes more) of work each day. Come home, eat dinner. Relax before an early bedtime (still have some sleep issues to deal with).

I’ve tried a lot of different methods to combat my issues with time and energy. Vitamins. Iron supplements. Different diets. But it’s taken me this long to realize that maybe I just need to chill out. Maybe this isn’t just my struggle. Maybe it’s everyone’s struggle. And they seem to deal with it okay. And while they’re most likely not nearly as high-strung as I am, they aren’t much different than me.

Regardless, I’m recognizing that my inability to chill out and take things as they come is hindering me. Constantly feeling like I don’t have time is a huge pressure to deal with. And while I can accept that I’m somewhat of a basket case and I’ll probably always have sleep issues, I shouldn’t let this rule over me as I have in the past. What fun is there in that?

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