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The ROI of Mindfulness: Time Affluence

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We all have the same seconds, minutes, hours, and days in our weeks.

How You Use Your Time = The Meaning of Your Life

You're some number into the 1440 minutes of today, the Summer Solstice of 2024 (or whatever day it is). How have you spent those minutes? What if they were your last?

When You're Not Present, You're Losing Time

When something has captured your attention, whether it's the news, social media, or a thought you're ruminating over, your time is no longer yours. And you know this because you go onto Twitter/X or wherever just to pop in, and 45 minutes later, you don't realize it's been 45 minutes and you don't remember most of what you saw. More importantly, you know it wasn't a good use of your time. And you're not getting that time back.

Time wealth, also called time spaciousness and time affluence, is correlated with well-being. That makes sense because no matter where you are in your life's journey, one of your goals is to have the time to do what you want and be with those you love in places that bring you joy, awe, and connection to what's important to you.

Everyone's goals are related to Time.

I'd like to say we're all in control of how we spend our time, but five minutes of research will show you that your brain is no match for social media algorithms. You're not necessarily in charge of how you spend your time, because you're not necessarily in charge of your brain sometimes. (This might help you with that, though.)

Fortunately, if mindfulness does anything, it gives you back your time. Because you're aware of what you're doing. And when you're aware of what you're doing, you can be more intentional with your 1440 daily minutes.

There's nothing more important than time in the service of your well-being, your relationships, and your business. Money can't buy it, and there's no guarantee how much you'll have, in the end.

If you knew this weekend was going to be your last—your last meals with your friends and family, your last hugs, your last sunrises and sunsets, and your last conversations with your kids or parents, how would you approach each moment? You would prioritize being present, right?

Why not do that now?

You don't know when it will be the last time you hug your father or your child.

Cultivate a new way of being. Start practicing today.



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