William Penn said it the best, “Time is what we want most, and use worst.” In today’s episode, we examine some of the “whys” behind our wasted time. We dig into how binge-watching and endless scrolling are often used to prevent us from facing difficult feelings and situations. We examine how we can over-prioritize good things, talk about why we hurry and contemplate the reasons behind constantly being late or early. We wrap up by touching on a few sneaky time-wasters: over-thinking and dwelling on the past, and recognize that it can be hard to let go of our time-wasters because we’ve made a time investment in them. We know your time is precious, so we’re thankful you’re spending it with us today.
This Episode’s Thoughts to Remember:
Binging keeps you from your thoughts.
Stop and evaluate if tv/the phone/etc is your “go-to” when you’re going through a hard time. Are you using it to distract you from feeling your feelings?
Does scrolling feed your soul or keep you from what feeds your soul?
We can over-prioritize good things.
“Time is what we want most, and use worst.” ~William Penn
“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” Lewis Carroll
You have time for what you make time for.
One of our biggest time wasters is over-thinking.
Always ask the WHY.
Mentioned on Today’s Podcast:
I’m choosing today to NOT mention many of the things we talked about – as we all shared our time-wasters of choice. (And if you’re anything like us, you probably don’t need help finding those!)
I mentioned at the start of the show that this episode’s group of podcasters could be the Golden Girls – and mentioned they were my squad…and then I found ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>THIS T-shirt.
Here is how to set a timer to manage your time on Facebook:
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Want to read more about Mary and Martha? You can find their story in Luke 10.
Syd the Squid mentioned the song Timing is Everything. Check out the lyrics.
Anne of Green Gables is Jolene’s “stress series.” You can buy the boxed set on Amazon for cheap!
Brene Brown’s podcast is called Unlocking Us. (And it’s really good!)