Your Time and Your Family Legacy — Tips from the Finding Time E-zine

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What’s your time legacy?

Have you ever thought about your time legacy? By that I mean the thoughts and feelings about time that you learned from your parents and grandparents.

Most often, when we see the word ‘legacy’ it brings to mind a monetary inheritance. But there’s so much more that we inherit from our families.

Your time legacy is a good example of the kinds of subjects I explore in the monthly Finding Time E-zine.

So, here’s an exercise from a previous e-zine. It’s titled “How Family Legacies Shape Your Day” and I think you’ll find it provocative and informative.  I encourage you to engage with the exercise.  Even a little bit of time spent is likely to yield some very interesting insights. I think you’ll come away with a new and deeper perspective on your day and how you make your time choices.

Time Tips:  How Family Legacies Shape Your Day

Are you ready to create fresh potentials for yourself and your time? Here’s an opportunity to explore what currently holds you back.

You can gather profound insights by traveling to your roots. From your first breath, your family’s time choices shaped you. Their time legacy still moves through you like an invisible force – until you turn the spotlight on it.

As you investigate your time legacy, certain discoveries might surprise you. No matter what, you can rest assured that whatever you learn, you can put directly to work in your life by developing a more conscious, heart-based relationship with your own time choices.

Exercise: Your Family Legacy — What Makes Your Legacy Unique?

Here’s a simple fill-in-the-blank exercise for you. Add in other family members too, if they influenced your early development around time.

1. My mother/father spent lots of time _________ no matter what.

2. My mother/father always wanted to __________ but never took the time.

3. My mother/father spent more time __________ when stressed.

4. I liked the way my mother/father always took time to _______.

5. I felt valued when my mother/father spent time __________.

6. When I was younger, I promised myself I’d never spend time __________ the way my mother/father did.

7. When I look at where my life feels out of balance and think of my mother/father’s time choices, I see that ____________.

What do you discover from completing this exercise?

What are the surprises?

Which of your family’s time choices do you carry with you, and how do you see yourself using them in your life?

Some of your discoveries may be bittersweet. But they are always freeing. And remember that the more compassionately you view their time choices (and yours), the more possibilities open up to you.

Consider dipping into this exercise over time. See what bubbles up today and then again tomorrow. And don’t forget to ask your dreams for their input, too.

As you let your feelings guide you, new avenues open up, deep within you. Who knows what fresh and inspiring ways you’ll find to use time.

Time Tips Expand and Deepen Your Time Choices

So, I hope you enjoyed the article.

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