Even About Time Is Always About Time?

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Even About Time Is Always About Time?

I am shattered and knackered and tired and all combined makes for one totally run down dude!’ .. l am not even sure what l am actually running on? Adrenaline? Nervous Energy? Reserves? Not sure, or maybe it’s all relative to Time … l am not out of Time, but l am running on Time Reserves or Time Energies. I am seriously not that sure ……..

l do know l am exhaustedly tired physically and mentally though and yet l get up, for the last five days specifically it’s been awake at 5.45am and out of bed at 6am and starting to load up the car from 6.35am just after coffee and attending to my emails if l am able to. Most mornings it has been leaving here in Kingsdown just before 7am to arrive in Sandwich at 7.20am with a full car. It has been loaded with all sorts of things but mostly soils and gardening items.

We leave early because Suze has to log on to her work station at home at 8am. She works from 8 – 5pm Monday to Friday with 45 minutes lunch and during the lunchtime she gets back in the car and drives over to Sandwich to collect me, drive me back and then she grabs a quick bite and starts work again. Luckily working from home allows this – if she was office bound, this would be all very awkward.

When l get back l start work in the garden again and continue along with various tasks. Like today up early, went to bed Tuesday night at midnight shattered, didn’t sleep that well, got up 5.45am. Loaded car, was in Sandwich slightly later however on account of breaking down Suze’s bed getting ready for the buyers to collect it .

Got to Sandwich at 7.35am was there till 12.35pm – working in the garden – on what l thought was my ‘last’ soil day, was wrong have one more soil day to come 🙁 Got back and had a quick bite of lunch and went out into the garden at 2pm to continue the deconstruction this time, weeding, digging out empty containers and switching over the water butts which involved carting a continuous stream of water buckets … very tiring work carting heavy water. Finished in garden at 5pm, had a much needed shower then started to load the car up to take stuff over to Suze’s new house.

By the time we both got back home it was just after 7pm.

Everything is About Time – even when it’s about time itself, everything is always about time – have you noticed that? I mean where have you been if you haven’t?

Another day passing and l am struggling to write anything let alone string sentences together in comprehension, so l do hope this Question post makes sense!

Have you noticed how people will tell you very quickly and keenly that they simply ‘Don’t have Time to do stuff?’ Yet, that’s not totally true – l mean we ALL have time available don’t we?

Right? Do we? Or am l speaking the truth or Martian bollocks?

So let’s run a small test right here and right now – l mean l am dead tired right now, l am creating this post, l want to go to bed and sleep, but l also have to create the postdated Hello for tomorrow morning and attend to other things and will not be in bed till around [hopefully 11.30pm] … l have a busy day again tomorrow over at Suze’s and Sandwich in the evening. Friday 17th is the day the furnishings move out – which will be another busy busy day. BUT, l find the Time to create these things despite my tiredness because l want to and because l like it.

How difficult or easy is it for you to find the Time to do the things you want to when you are pushed for Time?

Look at the grid below and each Time Slot and then let me know how easy or difficult it is to find that ‘Free Time’ you need to do stuff you like doing in your normal day… but equally tell me what you do in that free slot of time and why that pocket of Time is so valuable to you should you manage to find it?

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8 HoursHalf DayNon – Weekend Day Off

Let me know below – cheers Rory

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15 thoughts on “Even About Time Is Always About Time?

  1. Good one Rory. And there’s no wonder you are exhausted! I am just from reading this and at the moment I’m having an energy boost where I go until I drop, hopefully in a chair or bed but occasionally on the floor. But I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never actually sat down to wonder about time, except that it’s flying by too fast lately. I know that I wish I had a Time Machine to take me back to days when life was slower and friendlier, when my mom would give us a salt shaker and tell us to go catch birds by sprinkling it on their tails each time we got on her nerves and we thought it could be done. Just try to picture 6 kids so close in ages running around with salt shakers terrorizing the birds!

    My way of getting thru each day is to NOT plan anything or make a time spot for each task but to begin something when I see it and stick with it until it’s finished. I have a tendency to procrastinate, so if I plan it I keep putting off the start and never manage to make it to the finish! So I go with my urges and by what I see first that needs to be finished, never set a time frame for it and just work until it’s finished — or close to the end. And if you are sleeping until 5:30 you are getting more than I ever get. In bed usually by 2 a.m. and up and wide awake at 4 a.m. Sometimes a nap after meals but seldom sleep as late as anything after 5!

    Hope you’re having a wonderful day.

  2. I had the epiphany a while ago that it’s not about “finding time” it’s about “making time”. I prioritize things that are important. Like my daily post. I work on it in spurts here and there. Ben dictates my time while he is awake, so I need to be flexible and ready for anything and everything.

    I also “make time”, usually about an hour, for the sunset. I can eat my evening meal, or straighten up the house during this time, or just watch and take pictures.

    I stay up way too late most nights because I am enjoying the quiet and the cool temperatures of the night. I read or do prep work on the next day’s post… or just lay on my bed and veg.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if you crash for a few days when this is done. In fact, you might try to plan a few “crash days” where you dont do much.

    You’re getting there! 🌊🦄🧸💌

    1. I am currently becoming some kind of adrenaline junkie – so if l am lucky there will be a crash time – or worse it’ll be 1991 or 2003 all over again … time will tell ha ha it always does 🙂

      You are spot on too … people always have the time available as long as they make it available to them – and prioritise – l am literally running on priorities and schedules and routines at present.

  3. I have time slots for specific tasks/work. If it gets close to the end of the slot, I mark where I’m up to and prep everything to be ready for next time. I may enjoy chaos, but it gets very tiring after a while … but I can go wild within the time-frames I’ve set for that project.
    Sending you some extra energy for the last big push on the move.

  4. I guess is true! We say we don’t have time but for the things we like we always can find some time! At least this is for me…I’m busy with work or I’m simply tired but if I want to do something I do find that time necessary to do it. I guess for me is only a matter of mind! When I can control it I have all the time I need 😉 and most of the time in that “free time” I’m blogging meaning writing my blog posts and reading the others 😉

  5. Since I don’t work, every day is off day. If I want to do something, I find time for it. Simple! I can find as much time as the task demands. When people say that they don’t have time, it’s usually the case when they don’t want to take the time. There are exceptions obviously.

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