Time- What is it all about

The connection between time and freedom – Part 2. Why do we need free time?

We all need free time for ourselves. It is important for the process of learning, self-evaluation and peacefulness. Free time is fundamental for any individual growth and personal cultivation. Free time can be considered as a moment in which a person is not required to do anything or be anywhere. (The term “Free” time is amusing by itself. We will talk about it more when we arrive to talk about employment, income and its relation to time and freedom.)

Sleep has been proven to be a positive and required factor for learning. It has been showed, that a good sleep (in full cycles) is reinforcing the neurological path in our brain, allowing us to remember better what we learn during the day. sleep  have been connected to the capacity of a person to concentrate and maintain self control.  For having the time to sleep enough, the first thing that a person need, is the time to actually do it.

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Our mental capacity is our virtue and our enemy. I’m sure that every person is familiar in his own life with the feeling of stress. Stress in the majority of the cases, have a direct connection to the concept of time in the individual mind. To be more accurate, the only reason a person can feel stress, is because of the notion that he does not have enough time to accomplish the task he has in mind.

This mental occupation is fascinating, as it is by itself the reason we are missing time and peacefulness in many occasions. When a person feel stress, his brain and heart start working faster, which creates a rush of blood in his system. This situation bring a person to enter a mode called “fight or Flight”, that is making him lose the most important tool he have as a human – the capacity to think clearly and evaluate his position.

Moreover, if a person is constantly occupied in things he has to do, it will promise that he will not have the time neither to reflect his actions, nor to develop new skills. I witness in many occasions, how the small amount of free time a person had has been “wasted” thinking about what need to be done in the future and what have not been done yet. It is fascinating to see, as it can be said that in these cases, the over occupation of what need to be done, bring a person to do less.

It is a simple logic that is easy to understand. I’ve been working with people for many years, helping them to find a center and confidence in their life. This experience has brought me to notice that when people feel they do not have time they lose their capacity to do simple task they once knew. This is a clear cycle of misery, as the incapability to do simple task his damaging the self-esteem, which create more stress and so on. Freedom is reflected many times as our capacity to choose what to do. For making decision time is required. Moreover, if we are constantly occupied in what we have to do, what choices are we actually doing?

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In recent articles I have read about successful people, I found in common one thing with all of them. They are all making sure they have a lot of free time. They are using this free time to read, think, rest, do a verity of diverse activities that allow them to be sharper in their job and take the time to build a social life (which we all need).

The thought that time is a privilege, is looking on the reality upside down. Making sure a person has his free time is what will promote his well-being, not the opposite. It is a personal responsibility to maintain free time. I will go even further and claim, that in the age of technology and globalization it is the most important task a person can have – Managing to create himself free time in which the individual is not occupied neither in work, television phone or other obligation.

Peacefulness come from understanding, healthy family cells growth out of shared happy experiences and for allowing ourselves to learn we require some good quality sleep. If we will not learn how to control our time, time will finish by controlling us. It is inevitable. I help many people creating an healthier rooting, which brought them happiness, peacefulness and achievements. I will be happy to help you to.

What do you think about it? do you have enough free time? Are you controlling the time, or is time that controls you?

Awareness and open conversation are the key for the creation of a better world.

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Constructive education – Part 7. Seeds of constructive education

Seeds of constructive education exist around the world. The majority of our current education system is old, not relevant to the needs of our children’s and do not take in account the new available technology. The world has changed drastically in the last 50 years. It is the time to understand that the educational system need to change as well. It is the only way we can make sure our young generation are getting tools that will to promote their well being and lead our society to a better future.

In my recent posts about education, I developed a deep and long conversation about the the concept of “constructive education” and its benefits Vs the disastrous effect of our current “Depressive Education“. In many conversation I had with people in the subject, I’ve been explained that practical example have to be given to encourage a change in the rest of the system. Happily, it exists and have been proven as working well.

In this post, I will present only a part of these possible developments in some remarkable institutions. This is only a small step done, representing a variety of possible upgrades possible for the creation of better educational platforms.

Lets start with an inspiring conversation done in TEDxTucson by George Land regrading The Failure Of Success done by our current educational system:

This conversation has reinforce my believe in the need to develop, spread and implement the concept of “Constructive education” into every educational system around the world as soon as possible. Let pass to inspiring institutions.

Tokyo Kindergarten Fuji located in the Tachikawa :

 

Ørestad High School in Copenhagen, Denmark:

The Montessori School concepts:

The future of our culture, society and children’s is in our hands. It is our responsibility to make sure the education given today is relevant and constructive. Looking on the majority of the public schools and the general philosophy leading them, is demonstrating how far we are from giving to our young generation the tools they need. 

As I mentioned previously, I believe it is our responsibility to actively promote a countable change in the educational system around the world. Alone we cannot make such a change. We need to group, communicate and share ideas that will force our local governments to take serious actions in the subject.

Did you got inspired? What is your opinion in the subject?

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