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Are You Early or Late?
Written by Steven Griggs | stevengriggs.com
“Don’t count every hour in the day, make every hour count” Anonymous
“Death always comes too early or too late” Old English proverb
One thing you can do to get a sense of how locked into timelines you may be is to try not wearing a watch for a few days.
I recently have and I found that after a while I didn’t refer to my watch at all….. I mean I didn’t look at my wrist more than a couple of times and while yes, I was making a special effort to disconnect, I really only looked at my phone once to make sure I got to the bank before 5:00. After all, banks are really factories and they have schedules….
I could feel myself becoming untethered and it felt good, although a few times I felt that I was being a bad boy by playing hooky and not keeping track of the time……
I know this isn’t realistic for most people but if you can, try it.
The next time you are off on holiday or can step away for a day or two, try going about your day without a watch and try not to sneak a peek at your phone for a time reference.
It may surprise you to see how tethered you are to the time. But hopefully it will also give you a sense of how you can disconnect and use your watch as a tool instead of a tether.
Learn to stop having to constantly punch in on that time clock on your wrist.
And if you can, try to remember that you can’t really be early or late because you are always at exactly the right place at exactly the right time.