Take Back Your Life: Own It!


Own your time.

This past week I conferenced with a young girl on her writing.  She was creating a memoir, and she had a good story and a decent lesson, but the two didn’t match.  I could tell she needed to go deeper.  So, I gave her the assignment to spend some time focusing on her story this weekend to look for the meaning.  She said she wasn’t sure she was going to have time.

No time? I thought.  She’s 10!  So, I dove in with her.  We broke down her 2 days, activity-by-activity, hour-by-hour, also looking at when she would be getting up and when she would be going to sleep.  It turned out that in her 13-hour Sunday, she had 6 unaccounted for hours!  I asked her if she thought she could make some time during those 6 hours.  And she agreed she could.

How can we apply this?

1. Be aware of your time.

I became very aware today that I have more time than I think I have, or at least more control over my time that I’ve admitted to myself.

2. Own it!

If you’re on Facebook for an hour — own it!  If you’re making calls — own it!  If you’re reading a book, driving in the car, or staring off into space — own it!  Choose it and claim it.  Decide for it and allow it.

3. If you don’t like it — change it!  (Nuff said!)

I keep hearing that time is really our most precious commodity.  How are you treating your most precious commodity?

Much love, many blessings. ❤

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