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.
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?
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.