I heard a fascinating perspective the other day on the difference between an analog clock and a digital clock.
I don't know about you, but almost all the clocks I have are digital. It seems most of us don't even own the old-fashioned kind of clock with a face and hands.
If that's you, you might want to consider using one. It could help you see time in a completely different way.
Here's the perspective I heard: A digital clock only allows you to see what time it is, it doesn't allow you to see time.
When we look at our digital clocks we see, say 11:00 o'clock. That's all we see. But when we look at the face of an analog clock, we see the time in relation to all the other hours before and after 11:00 o'clock.
This gives us the big picture of our day instead of just a snapshot of the very minute we're in, and that gives us a different view of time.
Having this broader view of time helps us step back in our minds and see each activity we do as connected to our entire day instead of an isolated event.
From this vantage point we can move from one activity to another with more awareness of the different blocks of time in our day and when one block is getting close to the next.
This could be very valuable in keeping us from losing track of time, falling behind, and preventing us from accomplishing the priority tasks we've set for ourselves.
So, consider wearing an analog watch or changing the clock widget on your phone. Keeping your eye on the big picture and seeing how all your activities are connected will help you move through each day with more vision and purpose.
Redeeming the time,