Do you feel frustrated that you never seem to have time for the really important things in your life? Lots of other things get done or get your attention, but not what’s important to you.
Many variations of the rocks, pebbles and sand story have done the rounds over the years. Whether you’ve heard it before or not, read on if you want to find out how to have more time for the really important things in your life.
The rocks, pebbles and sand
The rocks are the MOST important things to you like your health, partner and family + fulfilling your dreams.
While pebbles represent the things in your life that contribute to giving it meaning like friends, work and hobbies.
All of the ‘small stuff’ in your life like doing errands, watching tv – well, that’s the sand.
Putting them all together
Imagine a glass jar filled up with sand. Can you fit in the pebbles? How about the rocks? It's not possible, is it.
It's like life. If you do all the small stuff, the sand, then there won't be any space to do the things that matter most to you.
Imagine that glass jar again. This time put the rocks in first. Now add the pebbles. And, lastly tip in some sand.
Notice the difference. What matters most to you, the things that are really important, have been positioned first. There's time and space for them. How satisfying!
The pebbles fit too, yahoo. There's even space for some sand but as it's not the most important thing to you, it fits in and around the rocks and pebbles.
What are your rocks, pebbles and sand?
Take the time now to get clear about what your rocks, pebbles and sand are. Check out what you've got planned today and for the coming week - what needs to change so your rocks get the time and space they deserve?
Live your life as only you can! - Tracey x
Want to get clear about the rocks, pebbles and sand that make up your life? Please get in touch and let's have a 30 minute (free) conversation about how to get started.