YES, BUT I DON’T HAVE TIME
-WHAT IF SELF-CARE IS HOW WE SPEND TIME BETTER?
We tend to say that time is our most important currency and I agree, we need to value time, but do we? When my dad was dying, time was both going very slowly and very fast. We were running out of time and yet every day we had the opportunity to slow down time by making it matter. It did something to my perception of time and my relationship with time changed. I started hating wasting time and I tried to optimize every moment. But not by becoming more of a human doing, by learning what it means to be more of a human being.
HUMAN DOING OR HUMAN BEING?
We are trying to keep up with the speed of technology by working harder, but we cannot hack time by abandoning our self-care. Even though we work with computers, we have to remind ourselves that we are not like them and we are not supposed to be. Tech is there to support us in working better and our job is to support our whole human system all day long in working better too. Self-care is actually an investment in our work as it allows us to hit the sweet spot where we have clarity, energy, vibrancy, strength, resilience, empathy, patience, and an overall better mood.
Many people say they don’t have time for self-care, I say they don’t have time not to.
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Originally published on April 18, 2023 at JeanetteBronee.com.