Saturday mornings are my favorite day and time of the week. They are the start of the weekend and the first of two mornings you get to sleep in. They provide a lot of opportunity and hope for the day. I think about them often during the week, when I am stuck at a place where I really don’t want to be. When I am trying my best to push through, these are the days I think about.
But, when the moment actually comes, sometimes I do not appreciate them fully. It might be why I long for them throughout the week. Because when I am given the chance, I just cannot fully allow myself to enjoy it. Because work sucked Friday and it’s bleeding into Saturday. Because we have too much stuff to get done today, and that means the whole day is going to go by too quick.
I have made myself learn how to really appreciate Saturday mornings and other moments for what they are. It can help reduce anxiety and resentment throughout the week.
It seems like things are going so fast. There are weeks where I look back at and wonder if it all really even happened, or was it just a dream? I can’t even remember what happened two days ago or what I had for dinner last night. What really sucks is when you don’t even realize it until a week later, or longer. When that moment is long gone and when many other small moments have taken it’s place.
We live in a world where everything needs to happen in seconds. I admit that when my wi-fi isn’t working when I really need an answer from Google, I get frustrated. My patience is about a 5-second time span and after that time is up, I get frustrated. I am annoyed and irritated over not getting an answer about something as silly as ‘how to lessen the time it takes to get ready’.
It’s pretty sad, isn’t it? Most people don’t have enough time in the day, and when we lose a second of it, we get furious. There isn’t time for this. There are a million other things to get done today.
So, I have some suggestions on ways to feel a little less stressed about the lack of time. During those moments when we all wish we would just appreciate what we have more, and live in the moment. Instead of trying to think ahead or look backwards.