When I learned about these two categorisations while doing my foundation NLP training
at The Coaching Masters
, I found this categorisation very interesting. I have always experienced in my life that people perceive time in a very different and unique way, but I have never thought that we can be put into two categories according to our perception of time.
When I read the features of these two categories, I consider myself very creative, but I need enough sleep for this. I cannot use my creativity effectively in my tired, exhausted state.
Now, at 43, I try to enjoy the moments and live in them, but I need to admit that I had to work on it a lot. On the one hand, I was a person who could change very hard, and I often was stuck in a situation that was not so good for me or insisted people whose companies weren’t healthy, and I didn’t dare to change. On the other hand, I was a person who was worried about the future a lot. My brain often displayed the worst scenarios in connection with my plans.
Thanks to a long, persistent inner work on my self-awareness and consciousness and not at least the hard teachings of life, I have developed a lot toward the direction of living in the moment. However, I am planning my life and my family life too. I use diaries and to-do lists, but I listen to my intuitions, trying to listen to the signs from the universe. For me, planning is essential, but I can change my mind very quickly and make a new decision. I love the spontaneity inside me.
In my journey toward living in the moments of life, my most prominent coach and teacher is my daughter. She is the person who teaches me that “anything can happen at any time” She can change her mind very quickly and can do very unexpected things, which makes me modify my plans.
So, in a nutshell, I could say I always plan, but I try to go with the flow as well.
I am a person who likes arriving on time or earlier for appointments. My present watch
is a huge help to me in it. I don’t wear it when I am at home, but I never leave my home without it. I never forget birthdays, name days, or significant events of nuclear family members, but I often forget those of my extended family members or friends.
Thanks to my present watch
, which can tolerate me, I know what time it is, and I try to use my time at my best. I wouldn’t say that I couldn’t develop my time management skill toward an even more effective one, but I try to bring the most out of my time.
I think our perception of time can change throughout our lives depending on our life situation. Our job type and the people around us also determine our time perception.
I have worked in teaching positions, which require strict time management. I have had a certain amount of time to teach the material to my students, arrange the administration, prepare and plan my lessons and have directed time when I could eat, drink and go to the toilets, etc.
And not to mention the people we spend our time with. Being with certain people, time flies, and being with others, we can’t wait to say bye to them.