By: Kate Krassowski, Regular Contributor
We always talk about taking time to rest and not exhausting ourselves. I think relaxing time is very important for our well-being, and I agree 100% with that, but only if I can also agree 100% with the opposite theory: “We all have as many hours in the day as Beyoncé, no excuses.” Now I understand that she has a team of people handling the day-to-day for her, but the theory is legitimate.
If we spent less time talking about how we can’t get things done or how long something will take and just start doing it, we will be surprised how quickly we can check things off our list and realize how much we are capable of. I am always worried about time in more ways than one.
I’ve spent these last few weeks trying to figure out where my life was going and where I wanted it to go. I’m always worried that I haven’t done enough. I worry that the things I want to do have time limits and that I’ll soon exceed them. People have always said, “There is never a ‘right’ time for anything, you only have the present, and you can’t wait on someday to make a change.” Easy for them to SAY, right? Much harder to execute. Being gone 12 hours a day and only finding time on the weekends to catch up on the chores of life: groceries, laundry, dishes, you know, the exciting things; I feel like I don’t have time to do what I really want to do. In fact, I don’t feel like I even had time to figure out what it was I really WANTED to do more or less DO those things.
Time seemed to be flying uncontrollably like I pushed the hyper speed mode on a video game. I daily wished the world would stop for just a minute so I could catch up to it. It’s exhausting. But after months of having all these thoughts racing around in my head, I have realized something. I am more than the bounds of time. I can do anything I set my mind to. That is a common phrase, but literally if you put your mind to something, dedicate yourself to achieving it, there’s no reason you won’t. Time really is on your side. It does not define what you will do, or the possibilities of what you can do. You will make a difference. You will find your purpose. And you will find yourself on an incredible journey of possibility. A lot of life is trial and error. You don’t have to wait until you figure everything out to make a difference. That is something you can do no matter where you are or what your situations is. Rest when you need to, but live life full speed ahead. Seizing every moment, fiercely working toward your goals, and knowing that you really can do anything.
We can all relate feeling pressed for time, feeling like time is running us. How can we change this mindset?
- Make friends with time: Spend your time as intentionally as you can and ease off the worry that it's running out or not enough. Give your attention to the quality of your time, not the quantity and see what happens!
She moved to Los Angeles from Cleveland, OH after graduating with a B.A in Film Production from BGSU. She is passionate about speaking out against how women are viewed in the media and being part of changing it.