I have been thinking about ways to engage with you, the reader, and have decided to do, every Thursday, a “Question of the Week” segment, in which I will ask a fun, insightful, interesting and hopefully smart question that will challenge you to answer it. You can answer it out loud on the spot, use it for your journal entry, or just reflect on it for the next couple of hours or days.
The intention is to invite you to reflect and make you aware of your thoughts and feelings while you answer the question… creating a mini mindful moment.
The question of this week is: If you had an extra hour every day, how would you spend it?
When we ask ourselves this question, we tend to gravitate towards those actions or activities that we “keep putting off” mostly because of the “lack of time”. Some of the most common answers are:
- I would exercise
- I would cook a healthy dinner
- I would take time to converse with my husband and children (or parents or friends)
- I would study to further my education (go back to school or a work-related course)
- I would practice meditation or work towards mindfulness
- I would start my own business
- I would start a hobby (or go back to it)
This question, when we answer it honestly, can reveal things that are sincerely important to us since we are no longer blaming the “lack of time” as the culprit for not doing them.
Think about that extra time and what you would do with it. Maybe you will realize what is truly important to you, and rearranging your schedule to make it happen can be something worth looking into. All is possible within our reach and our time schedule. Yes, we do need to rearrange and prioritize, but we can do it.