Is Time Deceiving You?

By Bridgette Petrino | healing

Apr 01

Is Time Deceiving You-

Are you constantly getting annoyed/angry over the same issues?

The issues could be big or small. For example, your family never picks up the dirty clothes, your co-worker is always late, you can’t get rid of those extra pounds.  Or, do you feel like you have been stressed out about the same problem(s) for years: not enough money, not enough time, not enough help? Check out this post to see if time is deceiving you and what you can do to change these frustrating situations today.

We have some major misconceptions around time

Let me explain. My least favorite saying in the world is “Time heals all wounds.” I cringe every time I hear this. I went decades holding on to pain. No amount of time was going to heal anything. Why? Because it was familiar.  Familiar is comfortable but not always healthy. Click To Tweet Familiar is comfortable but not always healthy. A close second to my least favorite saying in the world is “Time is on your side.” Let me tell you something that will open your eyes to why you are always stressed/angry/frustrated about the same problems: Time is not on your side and time does not heal all wounds. 

People are predictable

Do you feel like the same drama arises at every family gathering? Or, do you hate your boss? Then, it’s time to get strategic. Plan ahead and take action. Find a new job. Confront those who are bothering you. Don’t depend on time to fix your problems. It won’t. If you are depending on time to fix things, I guarantee your problems will just get worse.

Carpe Diem

If you recognize that you’ve been depending on time to do the work for you, let’s change that right now. I’m going to be blunt. Depending on time is the lazy way out. Depending on time to fix your problems is the lazy way out. Click To Tweet A friend of mine recently asked me: What should I do if I am unhappy with my situation, but I can’t change it? That is the biggest lie that we tell ourselves: I can’t change this. The only thing holding you back from changing your current situation is your limited belief that it can’t change. Yes, I recognize that taking action is much harder than waiting. But, waiting doesn’t work, it only delays. You may have to make some sacrifices. But keeping busy while waiting is extremely deceptive and dangerous. Situations can change. People can change. You can change. Take action and implement consequences. Today.

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” -Mother Teresa “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” -Mother Teresa Click To Tweet

Let me know in the comments a change that you want to make and one simple activity that you are going to start or stop doing today.

 

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About the Author

Bridgette is Founder and CEO of Mommy Needs a Timeout. She empowers moms to reconnect with their identities OUTSIDE of being a mom, without the guilt.

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