Are You Making the Most of Your “Empty” Time?

Make time, Give time, Take time out
Make time, Give time, Take time out (Photo credit: -Delphine -)

Empty time is a powerful medicine that can make us more joyful and resilient,  but it’s strangely hard to swallow. We yearn for a powerful source of liberation that is right under our noses, and we’ll do almost anything to avoid it.
–Martha Beck, Making Time for Nothing

I saw this quote from Martha Beck today in her daily quote a day, and just wanted to share it.

It’s so true.

We tell ourselves we need more time, and that too much is going on.

Yet, when we get empty moments sometimes they scare us.  We turn around and fill them with doing.

This season, how could you embrace the empty time and realize you have much more freedom than you realize?

Enjoy your empty spaces today and especially this weekend!

4 thoughts on “Are You Making the Most of Your “Empty” Time?”

  1. “We tell ourselves we need more time, and that too much is going on.” this is so true! When in fact we have all the time we need and are wasting it on worrying, most of all, worrying that we won’t have enouh time to make the deadline, to get to the appointment,etc. All the while sitting at our pc, iPhone, iPad connected to social media…a dear friend gave me a lesson in self-restraint/control: she sets a timer for FB/twitter/pinterest sessions…she says it was the only way to be fully aware of time usage and administration, not a bad idea!

    1. Yep, I’ve started limiting my time on social media with a timer too. I love connecting with people this way, but I have other work and play that are more important. Thanks for your comment!

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