Believe it or not, this is the last week before Daylight Savings Time begins. I imagine, like me, you don’t look forward to changing the clocks all over the house.
But one thing I’ve learned not to underestimate is the value of one hour. The more I write my Women’s Fiction series, the more true this becomes. We women tend to put everything else first: career, spouse, family, house, favorite charities, community projects . . . and, oh yes, when all that is finished, then maybe we can take a moment for ourselves!
Of course, what the heart knows is that taking care of ourselves is vital to taking care of everything else. But the head keeps pointing to our to-do lists. So what can we do as we Spring Forward? How about snatching that hour we seem to be “losing” and instead placing it firmly on our own calendar? How will you use it? Quiet meditation or prayer? The exercise-hour you’ve been putting off? Writing in a journal? Spending time with a loved one? However you use your recaptured hour, it’ll transform you and your world, bringing more true light into your life.
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Hear, hear, Mara! Stephen Covey talks about the crucial importance of taking time every day to “sharpen the saw” (you, physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually) because it affects the quality of everything you do. Even 15-30 minutes in one or more areas can make such a difference! Thanks, as always, for the good words!
Thanks for your comment, Michael. Yes, we can never revisit this concept too often . . . honoring our core purpose by sharpening the saw . . . listening to our hearts.