There are times when every minute can feel urgent – urgent because you know you’re never going to get it back, it only happens once, and you want to do as much as you can.
But that sense of urgency can lead to sense that you always have to hurry, that to get the most of your limited time you have to do things quickly, efficiently, fit in as much in as possible.
We often hear the sentiment “live every day to its fullest” and think about quantity, not quality, equating “fullest” to how much, not how well.
But the minutes you took to eat a meal you barely noticed while hurrying on to the next thing weren’t minutes fully lived. It won’t matter that you ticked 20 things off your list if you weren’t present for any of them.
The most of every minute is about truly being there – being present – for as many of those minutes as you can.