Today as usual I am up doing my morning routine of handwriting my journal, working out and then writing for Love Starts with Me before the work day begins. I must admit that the rainy weather and colder temperatures had me sleep later than I like. I don’t use an alarm clock so it is what it is. I get up when I am compelled to do so and some days that is a lot earlier than others.
I turned on my work computer before writing this. That is not my norm but I am traveling today so I was going to let it boot up so I could transition over more efficiently. I actually used to wake up and go straight to the work computer with zero transition from sleep mode. Talk about putting myself in a place of rushing and anxiety. Guess what my life was like back then? Give yourself a prize, yes, it was rushing and anxiety!
As it came on, I noticed my alerts going off for things that are still over an hour away. What? What time is it? Every other clock I have says the correct time but my computer, in some update somehow, decided that it is an hour later even though it still says the correct time zone. Hmmmm. This one small error sends adrenaline coursing through my body. I feel it. I watch it. I check other clocks. Odd. I allow it to pass noting the experience as I stay in peace and chuckle at the old way attempting to take over again.
Which brings me to this whole time and clock thing. I mentioned that I no longer use the alarm clock. That one small change has made significant impact on my stress level. I go to bed early and have a lot of space built into my morning so that any discrepancy like today doesn’t cause issue. I cannot ever see going back to the jarring, disruptive way of waking again. Every once in a while I will, when traveling, use my phone as a backup if I have a very early flight. Even more rare is the occasion where I actually have needed it.
Time is a communication tool. It is simply a way that we can speak with others and get on the same wavelength. It no longer controls me as I choose to work differently now. I have more time now, ironically, than ever before. Removing all of the time and energy I used to spend stressing over time and deadlines and dread of things to come freed up a tremendous amount of time and energy. Beautiful how that works.
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