WOW Word-Of-the-Week #490: Time

December 26, 2013 by  

Time – what seems to go faster the older you get; what we wish we had more of sometimes.

Do you show up for work on time? Do you feel like you always need more time to finish projects? How well do you manage your time?

This word struck me as I was reading about all of the holiday shoppers waiting until the last possible moment to do their shopping. It seems as though the majority of American’s have a tendency to put off doing things until they have no other option.

People living in the Midwest & East, and those sending gifts to those areas this week were in for a big disappointment as the weather and overloadeda clock systems at both UPS and FedEx caused major delays. Even parts of the West and South were affected. Lots of gifts never made it for Christmas. That would a big bummer if I had kids!

One of the things that I have diligently worked on over the past 10 years is being on time. I always think I have more time than I do or that a project will take less time than it does. Anybody else like me? Knowing that, I now “pad my time.” If I think it will take and hour I plan on two. Waiting until the last minute makes me feel more stressed out which isn’t any FUN for me.

Then there’s my dear sweet husband who I have titled, “Mr. DIN.” Mr. Do It Now. He is always ahead of the game. He doesn’t like putting anything off until the last minute. At times it’s a bit of a challenge for me. But I would take that behavior over procrastination any day of the week!

This week’s focus is time and how you feel about it. Are you habitually late? Does that cause problems at home or at work? Are you always on time and waiting your others? How does that make you feel? What could you do to better manage your time?