Summer is upon us, with Solstice tomorrow night, I am sure most of us have noticed a different charge in the air.
Well it is also Supermoon (when the Moon is the closest to planet earth), only a couple of days later.
Solstice; the Cycle of SUMMERTIME starts here; the longest day and shortest night, and from here- our days are becoming shorter again, until the winter solstice…yep, – before you know it, it’s christmas next.
I took this as inspiration to talk, well write – once more about my approach to Time-management. Or even more to the point, how to be happier, with the work that you get done in the days and time we have.
Getting a handle on this, I often look with my clients on how they structure their week.
The weekly worksheet that I use throughout coaching programs, focuses on scheduling your priorities rather than prioritizing your schedule. I often coach to increase an understanding of your paradigm, the frame of references that you have, the window through which you view your world
With time – and it’s management – looked at on a weekly basis, I find quite often that it is important to be aware of a natural flow of energy, throughout our structure of days, weeks, months… our life-time. ( yep, my horticulture-therapy background is coming through with this one.)
A structure that I refer to, may refer loosely to planets or deities, but it is also a re-ocurrent rhythm we spend our time in, just like seasons, nature; cycles, it has been going through for thousands of years… a week, in western europa and beyond.
I start my week on a SUNDAY, as it is also the end of the week – with sun as its ruling planet, it is all about self-expression, reflecting, radiating; on what you have done the previous week, your sense of identity- and looking forward to where you will be.
With MOONDAY as the day of the week where we are establishing context, we start to create relationships … the beginning of it all.
Sure we all have had a blue monday or two, it seems such a long way to travel to the next weekend, quite often with sunday – the only; day just to yourself, today on a Monday, you need to create presence in your current situation, creating context…oh bloody MONDAYS.
Then we have TUESDAY – Mars day , following on from Monday we are more inclined to have a closer look at what we are working on , with … a greater sense of exploration; that should be present. Creating context, but deconstructing space.
Is there anything else?
Followed by good old HUMPDAY, the middle of the week. It’s Woden’s Day – (Middleweek in german, which resonates with me – as I am born and bred in Germany) – WEDNESDAY to most of us. The day where, when connected to our cause – we find great resource and time, for and through, what truly motivates us. Connecting with the source, (deconstructing time) and you will see yourself through to the weekend; recharged and aligned with great synergy.
Now, the most exciting day of the week (well I find; energetically) is Thor’s day; THUNDERDAY in german, good old Thursday (the beginning of the weekend for some).
It is the day where creativity is at its best with great vision and sense for creation, realizing what could happen, what was built up through the previous couple of days.
Then we have Freya’s day, FREEDAY, as they say in german (Freitag),-Friday; the last day of work. Sure, most of us – could finish a little early and enjoy some celebrations; the celebration of a cycle coming to an end, celebrating the work that you have accomplished throughout a busy week.Often marked with an excess of food, drink, people, friends or how ever you celebrate the end of the week; how your fruits of labour manifest themselves.
After a loooong week… a‘quiet one in’, may be on the agenda just as well finding abundance in rest.
Then the glorious SATURNS’DAY , taking a pause, reaching a level of the right understanding, as a result of activities. On Saturday, it’s time to stop; whatever busied yourself throughout the week, now is time to be looking at what you got.
You might find yourself looking for exact shapes, sizes, distances, movements, angles etc.; mentally or physically, in material or abstract; all in order to develop a right understanding.
But now after a domestic,industrial or social Saturday: another day is on the horizon, begging to offer you a platform to express: What else do you know about yourself ?… back to Sunday...; maybe you find yourself expressing, in what ever way or shape and form, you recognize that life is good.
Just you and what you find important … well – so it should be!
And I do distinctively remember, wishing it would always be SUNDAY, (when I was much younger; as teenager, somewhat around 20 years ago), …although I figured by now, that that could get a little boring, overtime.
I feel now that the variety, a well considered week can bring (- if in tune with a natural cycle, and your own priorities, needs and demands), is a much more preferable option…
Do you feel in tune with yourself?