Excuse me, do you have the time?
It's no new trend that we all have the same 24 hours in a single day. Your economic status, annual income, or personal position in life WILL NOT earn you extra hours. In fact, the only thing guaranteed in life, besides death, is that we are all given time. HOW MUCH TIME is what varies. Yes, we all have 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. But we have no way of knowing when our time will be up.
So since we don't know our expiration date, the question becomes "what do you do with your time?" For me, there couldn't be enough hours in the day. I could always use more. But I try to be as productive as I can between being a wife and mother, an employee, a writer/blogger, and an active member of my church, on top of all the "sub hats" I wear. More recently, I've been working to focus on what's getting done versus what's NOT getting done. It's been a challenge for me because I always feel I can do more. But with this thinking, I can drive myself crazy. So I'm attempting to put more substance into what I do with my time; quality vs quantity. SMALL STEPS! I'm more cautious of my time management, which has never been my winning skill set, but it's slowly starting to get easier.
I guess my main objective is to remind you all that time is such a precious gift. We're not guaranteed an infinite amount of time on Earth (depending on who you ask). So we have to make sure we use it wisely. Don't put off for tomorrow what can be done today, but in the same breath, don't overwhelm yourself with loading your day up. Take time to breathe, listen, taste, touch, smell, and think. So it's not really a question of whether or not you have time, but it depends on how much your time is worth?
I believe this is a developed craft. I could be wrong, but balancing life and time are not everyone's strengths. So just like any other habit, it can be learned, grown, and taught. I'm still in the learning phases myself, but I might be able to take my training wheels off soon.