What can you do in 15 minutes? Rather, if you find yourself with a little free time, what do you usually fill that time up with?
A phone call?
Clear up that corner mess?
Pay some bills online?
Start folding the laundry?
15 minutes can come and go by so quickly, that we often don’t make the most of it – in a personal sense. Instead we pass the time by doing some odd boring job, most of the time one of our ‘never-ending tasks’… you know the ones, that like boomerangs always come back, no matter how many times we do it?
We tend to put off doing anything good or fulfilling for ourselves, usually saying “I’ll do it when I have MORE time.”
“When I don’t feel so tired.”
“When it’s not a Sunday.”
“When I don’t have groceries in the car.”
“When I have planned for it better.”
Today, after our quick stop at the shops, I had all of the above reasons and more as we grappled with the idea… to stop at the coastline, or head straight back home?
Hmm, it seemed like such a good idea.
But, was it? We were tired. We still had sooo much cleaning to do at home post-birthday bash celebrations, so that mammoth task was still awaiting us and looming in our minds…
We decided for and against as we drove down the main beach road in our town, swaying like a pendulum as we went to, fro, to, fro…
Until I said “stuff it.”
I turned right – it was to be TO.
WHY DID WE EVEN WONDER IF THERE WAS ANY ARGUMENT BUT FOR THE BEACH???
So often we put our enjoyable moments on the backburner, waiting for the most perfect, opportune time.
But any moment can be the perfect time. Any moment you can manage it. We need to stop living in such limiting ways so as to think “oh, I am too busy.”
You are NOT too busy to make yourself happy.
You are NOT too busy to make yourself smile.
You are NOT too busy to give yourself a timeout and a chance to enjoy the life that you live, doing whatever it is that makes you, and only you, uniquely happy.
So today we sat on a brick wall, breathed in some lovely sea air, and decided, we are going to make the most out of life, whether that includes the beach or not.
And so should YOU.