Photo by Sweet&Sadistic
A couple of years a ago my wife inspired me to stop wearing a watch.
While I was reluctant at first. I soon felt liberated.
The first day with a watchless wrist I immediately became aware of how much of a control freak I was.
I wanted to know the time every second of the day (figuratively speaking).
Sometimes I really needed to know the time, but often I tried to look at it… just because. I was trying to be in control of my time. It seemed I wanted to manage every part of the day. I even became restless not knowing the time. I realized I had become a slave of time.
After a few days without wearing a watch I felt more at ease and relaxed. After a few weeks it felt like I released a burden of my shoulder. It was truly liberating.
Nowadays I live life much more according to me not knowing the time instead of living my life around a time schedule.
You can do it too. I can really recommend it. Try it and you’ll feel liberated.
Here are the benefits:
– You won’t have to worry about repairing or buying a (new) watch.
– No more dead batteries.
– You will become less stressed out.
– You will soon stop hurrying and running.
– Things will happen as they come and not how you try to force them.
– Life gets easier.
– Life becomes more spontaneous.
– Life gets more exciting.
– You will be less time consumed.
– You will feel free, liberated and zen-like.
– Life won’t rush you by.
– You’ll start noticing, appreciating and enjoying your surroundings.
– You’ll become more aware of what is important and what is not.
How to do it:
– Try it and hold on for a few weeks.
– Try to make less commitments and obligations.
– Don’t plan too much ahead or better not at all.
– Do less
– Do things slowly
– Be more spontaneous.
– Be in the moment. Try not to think ahead too much.
– Quit going to the gym. Free yourself from time schedules. Start running, walking, bicycling or swimming outside on your own terms.
– Wake up earlier so you don’t need to rush and worry so much about the time.
– If you do really need the know the time ask people who are passing by. As you progress you feel less needed to do so.
– Try to create a life where you’ll become less dependent on time and on other peoples schedules.
Oh! Do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch. – Jane Austen ~ Mansfield Park