The truth about time.

Abha Malpani Naismith
5 min readJan 9, 2024

This will suddenly make you realise that you have all the time in world.

As a working mum with 2 small children, I have always felt like a victim of time.

Time is scarce and it’s running away from me.

My daughter was down with a tummy big for the last 3 days. Although I chose to put work aside and spend that time with her, there was a gnawing thought at the back of my head that I am going to be so far behind my work schedule for the week.

I am over 40-years old with so many aspirations, dreams and goals, I have so much going on all the time, there are just not enough hours in the day to get everything done!

I am always feeling like:

  • My time is limited and precious, I am always on the clock
  • I am the time police who gets frustrated when things don’t go as planned with my time or if someone else is late
  • I need to rush everything I do and everywhere I go or it won’t happen
  • There are many things I want to do, I am constantly feeling a sense of urgency
  • There will never be enough time to do everything I want to do

I am constantly looking for ways to better manage my time. I’m in the peak of my life, and time is running past me frighteningly fast.

It’s a scary and uncomfortable thought that I carry with me, ALL the time. Especially now as I’m designing my own life, I feel even more the pressure of time — it’s exhausting.

Until I read this book and discovered a way to think about time which has been like a Eureka moment for me!

Get it here! https://amzn.to/48M1lkN

The secret to transform the way you think about time is understanding this one thing: “You are the source of your time.”

Stick with me here while I explain.

The author of The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks calls this mentality as being on “Einstein Time” and he offers a compelling argument to reframe how we…

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Abha Malpani Naismith

Communications professional. Digital strategist. Writer. Mum. AI enthusiast. Newsletter for working mums.