The other day I was feeling a bit guilty about some things I should be doing every day, like working out, and haven’t made it a habit yet. A bit later, I though of a few more things I should do, like taking vitamin supplements, and I began to feel a bit concerned. There are so many things I should do every day. Is there really time to do them all? And if I do them all, what time is left for doing the many things I don’t’ do every day, but should do every week or every month? Now, all of a sudden, all of my time is allocated and I don’t even have time allocated for relaxation and fun, unless those are part of the list, in which case I don’t’ think I have enough time.
I was watching an inspirational broadcast on TV today and the speaker was talking about air turbulence. He said when flying through air turbulence that the there is a speed, the turbulence speed, that is optimal for flying through the turbulence. He also mentioned that in most cases a plane needs to slow down to be at turbulence speed. He then likened flying through turbulence with each of our lives. We are all extremely busy, with far more to do than we have time to do it. When challenges hit, difficulties arise, or life overwhelms, we need to slow down and get back to doing the basics in life. We need to get back to doing the things that are most important; this is living life at turbulence speed.