Discover Yourself Micro Mondays

It’s Your TIME – are you using it well?

August 23, 2021

The prompt for this week’s #lifethisweek over on Denyse Whelan Blogs is TIME. On reflection I decided to make the topic for my Micro Mondays episode on the Women Living Well After 50 podcast, all about how we are use out time to live well and enjoy life.

It’s my 64th birthday today and a time for me to reflect how I’ve used my time so far and how I want to make the most of the time I have left on this earth.

I also reflect on the importance of making the most of time during lockdown which many are experiencing at the moment. Mental Health has become an issue and with this comes lack of clarity, not wanting to do anything and feelng ‘why bother?’.

We all have the same number hours during the week. Time can be short and we can get caught up in life and let life slip by without us realising it. I’ve written before and asked the question: Where are you placing our energy? Are you giving your time to others at your own expense?

Are you making the best use of your time to have a balanced and fulfilled life?

During the podcast I discuss easy ways to make the most of your time

  1. Have a plan including time for being spontaneous. This is important especially during life’s challenges as we lose clarity and find that one day flows into the next without us realising.
  2. Think about how you want to use your time in the future. Make a list of what you would like to do.
  3. Make time for nurturing yourself in mind, body and spirit – even times for a ‘doona’ day

the way you use your time is important for your health and wellbeing – learn to prioritise

Listen to the Podcast

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How are your prioritising your time? Are you making the most of each day?

Women Living Well After 50

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  • Reply Natalie August 23, 2021 at 10:40

    Happy birthday, Sue! Wishing you a beautiful day and a fulfilling year ahead. I enjoyed listening to your podcast. As usual you’re sharing many good tips and much wisdom. I’m conscious of how precious time is. I focus my time and energy on my health, my home (family & friends) and leisure. #lifethisweek

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 23, 2021 at 14:04

      Thank you so much Natalie. I can’t believe I’m 64 but here I am. I truly believe you have achieved a wonderful balance in life and am always inspired by your energy and making things happen. x

  • Reply Debbie Harris August 23, 2021 at 11:18

    Happy birthday Sue, you are so generous in giving us your time and experience in this way. I agree being spontaneous can be an important part of our day/week.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 23, 2021 at 14:03

      Thanks so much my friend, and I am always inspired by your spontaneity. xx

  • Reply Leanne | August 23, 2021 at 12:00

    Hi Sue – a huge happy birthday to you and I hope you find some fun ways to celebrate it. Thanks for the tips on using our time wisely – I’m a big fan of having some commitments locked in to give the week structure, and lots of flexible time to do what suits us and what brings a smile.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 23, 2021 at 14:02

      I’m excited to be 64 which seems a bit of a nothing age, except The Beatles wrote a song about it. Back then 64 was ancient but I can tell you, now that I’m here it isn’t much different to 30. Like you I like some structure but also some time out to do nothing. x

  • Reply Donna Connolly August 23, 2021 at 13:39

    Happy, happy birthday, Sue –
    Thank you for sharing this advice (on your birthday no less) about using our time well. I agree that life is too precious to waste. A mixture of structure of flexibility makes great sense to me!
    PS – Please share birthday pics!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 23, 2021 at 13:59

      Thank you my gorgeous friend. Life is so much nicer with you in the world. xx

  • Reply suzanne August 23, 2021 at 22:14

    Happy Birthday, Sue -there is something ironic about ‘planning’ for spontaneity, but it is very true. Like everyone else has said, the best days have structure and flexibility with the ultimate result being balanced living. My past few weeks have been anything but balanced, but I can sense a return to normal on the horizon. Have a beautiful day.

  • Reply Patricia Doyle August 25, 2021 at 01:04

    Happy Birthday Sue! I like the concept of planned spontaneity (I blogged about it previously) and it’s nice to see someone else recognizes it. I recently did (another) personality profile with Human Design and according to that, my personality actually doesn’t do well with spontaneity. I appreciate you putting the key points of the PodCast in writing. [I’ve never gotten into PodCast listening, preferring to read.] All three are great points!

  • Reply Denyse Whelan August 26, 2021 at 14:17

    Gosh I remember 64 too….and the Beatles song, of course. Happy Birthday again Sue. I would say that from 64 till 67 was not a great time in my life…but strangely enough my wake up call was my cancer diagnosis…and since then my view on time has changed. All about perception and what we are at in life. Thank you for kindly linking your post on TIME to the optional prompt from Mr W on Time. He is currently writing a part two but it won’t be published for some TIME …..

    Thank you for joining the Life This Week crew on my blog with your post. Next week the optional prompt is sharing your snaps. I hope to see your post there, on or off prompt and wish you well too. Denyse.

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