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How To Have A Healthier Relationship With Time

Written by: Mira Taylor, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

Our relationship with time is one of our most important relationships. Whether that relationship is the one we have with time spent at work (and what that feels like) or the time spent with family, friends and during our leisure and hobbies – it’s important to pay attention to how that influences our relationship with the clock especially. It’s important to build an awareness of when and how time feels healthiest and most enjoyable to us so that we can appreciate our truer natures and what is ideal for us to move toward in life.

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Many people have a relationship with time and work wherein thinking about the time spent at work seemingly has a bias toward being time we think will be strenuous, difficult, or unenjoyable.

When it comes to business settings and work environments it’s important for leadership to not only think about their relationship with time but also how a leader’s relationship with time influences the entire businesses relationship with time. For example, if a leader of a company has a relationship with time that is more anxious and untrusting or based in an idea that there is “never enough time” it can create this less healthy experience of time for the entire business. With this in mind its important to understand how influential the communication style of leadership is in regard to how they speak about and set the tone for the business’s or organization’s relationship with time. Leaders can make an effort to communicate about how time and tasks can be approached mindfully and with an openness to the diverse mindsets in a work environment that may experience time differently. For example: some employees might do well on a 9:00-5:00 M-F schedule while others do best working a few longer days and having more days off, still others might enjoy a schedule where they are able to split their shifts and have more time off in the middle of the day. A willingness to be flexible with how employees manage their time allows for everyone’s relationship with time to feel more flexible and adaptable on the whole.

Especially for businesses who have in person customers or clients and hold physical office space it’s important to remember that the way we experience time is an experience of consciousness that becomes energetically present in the environments where that perspective of time is being experienced. If you have a business that has a relationship with time that feels rushed and anxious then your clients and customers, as well as other professionals, will feel that also. One of the best ways a business can set an energetically attractive nature for itself is actually to create an enjoyable relationship with time so that when others experience it, they want to continue to work with the and share about the business because of how enjoyable a “time” they had. A healthy relationship with time in the workspace is also an attractive feature for businesses and organizations when hiring. This applicants experience of the work environment and how the workplace relationship with time feels to potential job candidates is often a subconscious or intuitive experience that guides an applicant’s decision on whether or not they will choose to work with or for a business or organization.

Some of the ways that leadership can help heal an existing relationship with time in the workforce is to ask mindful questions of the staff during meetings and in general conversation about how they are feeling about their relationship with time while at work. This will not only help shape a better relationship with time that provides for a healthier and more productive work environment but also will help to create an awareness from leadership about how intrapersonal unique and malleable the time is as a resource within the workplace. Some of the ways that employees might describe their relationship with time in the workplace, if it isn’t as healthy, would be with words like pushy as opposed to dynamic, forced as opposed to flexible and controlled as opposed to support when leadership is mindful of this sort of language and actively engages with those who work for the business in a way that invites an open and honest voice from employees it allows for the relationship with time to remain its healthiest.


A healthy relationship with time is something that also includes an awareness of how time is an extremely important spiritual nature and that holding a spiritual awareness and experience of time creates spiritual wellness for the business or organization. A spiritual awareness and healthy spiritual relationship with time includes the ways that leadership communicate about time in a way that promotes an ideology of time as being an intrapersonal relationship that the business or organization appreciates as an important part of how employees fair in their work and levels of quality productivity. A healthy relationship with time also helps to alleviate issues with burnout and with employees feeling like they are “consumed by’ or ‘drained’ by their relationship with time – one of the more spiritual maladies that is present in a company that ironically just doesn’t know how to be “present.” Creating more space for an intuitive relationship with time is also important as it allows the business to work with time more wisely since it is engaging with the wise part of the psyche. An intuitive relationship with time is more trusting and also allows for a more creative experience of time that is much healthier for the employees and the business or organization.


Some basic practice that can majorly improve a business’s or organizations relationship with time and provide spiritual nourishment is to allow the playing of music at work to help keep people in harmony while in the workspace. Some might enjoy moving to their own rhythm and use headphones or noise reducers and still others might enjoy the connective experience of flow state by listening to music together openly – such as with a speaker so that they align intellectually with each other.


Businesses or organizations may also be interested in working with companies like PHI Tribe Psychoacoustic Technology in the workplace to provide for their employee’s wellness, improve the relationship with time, improve workflow and productivity and also allow for access to music that can be used prescriptively to provide relief for things like anxiety, depression, issues with sleep, focus, etc. To learn more visit Phi Tribe - YouTube and try some of their sample psychoacoustics for yourself. I myself particularly recommend the ambient relaxation music and LoFi Mixes for offices who are hoping to provide a relaxed, and more creatively productive experience with time for their employees.


Want to learn about how to provide for a healthier relationship with time for yourself and your business or organization? Visit here to learn more about spiritually integrative consultation services that can improve your business or organizations success and longevity.


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Mira Taylor, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Mira Taylor is an Integrative Therapist, Subconscious Medium & Organizational Wellness Consultant who focuses on guiding clientele toward total wellness by combining concepts of psychology, spirituality, philosophy, and sustainable life practices. Mira is a member of the International Association of Therapists and master certified in Modern Applied Psychology, Cognitive Remodeling Therapy, Subconscious Integration Therapy, Mind-Body-Spirit Wellness, Wellness Linguistics, and Archetypal Psychology.


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