Craving Time & Cooler Temperatures

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
(H. Jackson Brown)

It's ironic how in the depths of winter I pray for sunshine, warmth and backyard cookouts with friends. Now that summer has arrived and settled in for awhile, I'm counting down the days to bid it farewell.

I know I should embrace summer while she's here, but something in me is longing for autumn's colors, pumpkin spice lattes and the resurgence of leggings. Since it is supposed to be 97˚ in Raleigh today, I guess we have a ways to go before scarves and boots make it to the front of our closets.

In addition to cooler temperatures, I've found myself craving time for yoga, creative pursuits and cooking healthy meals.

Thanks to Kimberly Wilson, I discovered a delightful book about the paradigm shift I've been unknowingly craving. Take a look at Laura Vanderkam's website for an introduction to the concept, or pick up her book for insights on better utilizing the 168 hours in your week.

I tracked my hours last week and began reading the book on Saturday. A few pages in, I was hooked. I like Vanderkam's style and message — having it all is possible if you're willing to stick to your priorities and focus on activities that move you towards your goals.

This week, I'm going for another round of tracking my time in 30-minute blocks. If you've read 168 Hours, I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on the subject.