We often go through our day-by-day routines and get so caught up in our daily lives and the distractions that surround us, that when we look back, we realize we’ve missed something. When we procrastinate on what needs to be done for things less important, we find that we miss out on opportunities because we are just too busy.
As time progresses we realize that, even with good intentions, we may not be where we want to be. We find that regret sets in and we start beating ourselves up for things we have not accomplished. In reality, when we were in those moments of our daily lives we were doing the best with what we had and what we were able to do with the time allotted.
It’s often that time becomes the enemy. We never seem to have enough of it. I know the older I get, the less hours I feel I have in a day. It seems that if there was a way to stop it, for whatever we needed it for; if there was a way, we would have already found it. All it seems we can do is recognize what it is we feel we are missing or need to accomplish, manage time better and find a way to fit it in.
Recognizing it before we fall too far behind is very essential. The best way to do that is to evaluate more instead of just going through the day-to-day motions. I know, it sounds so much easier than it actually is. It’s important to slow down daily and make it a routine to check in with yourself. Scan your day and acknowledge what went well, what didn’t and what you missed that could be scheduled the next day. Write it down then give yourself a time frame, maybe even set an alarm. Then take solid action.
Some days will seem so out of control with everything that is expected of us. It’s important to not be too hard on yourself. Make every effort to do your best in every moment. When you do your best, there should be no regrets.