Time flies when you’re having fun and surprisingly even when you’re not. For the last few years I have been dealing with my divorce, and at the start of it all it felt like I would never get through it, and would for ever be stuck in that terrible phase. But as with most things I was very wrong. A year on from the last court appearance it is now all a distant memory. I survived it and most surprising of all the time flew past.
I am now in a completely different much happier phase of my life and it all got me thinking. Why is it that no matter how many times we go through a difficult time or phase in our lives, we forget the next time something similar happens, that we survived. And in fact we are now stronger for it. We also forget the amount of time it takes away from us being able to live our lives to the best that we can.
Because the reality is time moves at the same pace whether you are happy or sad, successful or unsuccessful, married or single. Time waits for no one. The lesson or reminder for me today was make the most of what ever situation you are in, because time waits for no one.
If you’re in a bad situation how can you use your time now to change that situation for a better outcome. Either by yourself or with support. If you’re in a good situation how can you capitalise on that so that when things change and they are not so good, you can use those resources to support yourself or to get support.
We kill time, we save time, we rob and get robbed of time, we lose time, and we have all the time in the world. But no one of us is powerful enough to stop time or slow it down. Time is the most valuable thing any person can spend.
So whether times are good or not so good remember it is in your control to use your time to your advantage, to your health’s advantage and to your mental health’s advantage.