Finding time to enjoy cultural events like the Olympics can be a big challenge in your already-busy life, can’t it? These infrequent-and-thoroughly-engaging events bring up questions of time choices, time priorities, time boundaries, you name it!
The first thing to remember is that your time is finite. Adding something to your day means, realistically, that you’ll need to cut something out. This can be a challenging time choice – AND it can be very clarifying and empowering to make it consciously and proactively.
- What could I let go of temporarily, to make room for keeping up with this once-every-four-years event?
- Are there tools that I can use (like a video recorder or on-line access) to fit my Olympic time better with my day-to-day schedule?
- Are there tasks that I could delegate to make more room in my schedule?
The fascinating thing about asking these questions and making these adjustments is that in exploring temporary tweaks to your schedule, you may well discover some permanent changes that you’d like to make.
What a great bonus! Not only do you find yourself time to follow these exciting and inspiring Winter Games, but you also give yourself an opportunity to review and refresh your time priorities.
Have you found time to watch any of these Olympic Games yet? Do you plan to?
© Copyright 2010 Paula Eder, Ph.D.