I like things to work out as I planned. However, things raises to disturb with my plan. If you ask me a year ago “How do I feel about that?” I would tell you one word “frustrated”. Catching up with a friend and he/she was late for 10 mins without considerable reason or notice, really? I grew up in a family who tend to be late for anything, from family gathering to graduation, late for 30 mins were their normal standard. For me, I tend to be on time, meaning that I will be tired of waiting by the time my family are ready to depart. I rather be earlier for an appointment time rather than late.
Slowly, bit by bit, I learn how to be prepared and use those waiting times as bonus times. Those bonus times had become time for reading, thinking and helping children to get ready. Instead of getting frustrated, I learnt to go with the flow, enjoy the moment, and relax.
I had a meeting with two friends today. I wasn’t planning to go but I was quite flexible with the time. My auntie called and she wanted to tag along. Still, I manage to pick her up and reached the place earlier than the meeting time. Wasn’t frustrated or concerned. A friend was 10 minutes late while the other was on time. Still wasn’t frustrated or concerned. We were able to brainstorm few things before the other one arrives.
Reflecting back with the day, I wasn’t frustrated at all. Interesting. Someone once said to me “If you feel that you’re wasting your time waiting, there must be better things to do than just waiting. You can use it wisely rather than wasting it. You can waste 10 minutes of your life simply waiting or you can spend 10 minutes of your life doing something you want to do.” I think this was the time I really re-thought about how I’m spending my time.
Time is free, but it’s priceless.
You can’t own it, but you can use it.
You can’t keep it, but you can spend it.
Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.Harvey Specter
How are you spending your spare time?
How are you finding your spare time?
How are you spending your time?