Time Anxiety or the fear of wasting your time (is it too late to get started?)

Video Creator: Anne-Laure Le Cunff

Embarking on a new venture can often feel like standing at the edge of an abyss, with the ticking clock serving as a relentless reminder of time slipping away.

Time anxiety, the inner voice that tells us we’re too late to pursue our passions, can significantly restrict our life’s endeavors.

It’s the reason many of us never strum that first guitar chord…

But what if I told you that this feeling is merely an illusion, a mental barrier that hinders us from tapping into our true potential?

This timely video by Anne-Laure Le Cunff teaches us that by focusing on the present and what we can control—our actions—we can flip the script on time anxiety.

Actionable Items from the Video

  • Recognize the Moment: Understand that time is a one-way street and every past moment is a lesson, not a sentence. Embrace that the present is your sphere of influence.
  • Redefine ‘Time Well Spent’: Identify activities that bring you joy and fulfillment in the here and now, irrespective of future gains.
  • Carve Out Time: Intentionally schedule time for pursuits that resonate with you and stick to that commitment.
  • Minimize Distractions: Replace passive scrolling through social media with more engaging, satisfying activities that contribute to your happiness.

Our Takeaway

I needed to see this video right now.

I’ve been feeling time anxiety quite a bit recently—the feeling that there just wasn’t enough time in the day to get done what I expected of myself.

This video was a perfect reminder that the shift from a future-oriented mindset to a present-centric one is crucial.

By redefining what matters, making time for it, and cutting through the noise of daily distractions, you can transform time anxiety from a paralyzing force into a motivating one.

Remember, it’s the compilation of ‘nows’ that shapes your future.

Your Turn

Do you suffer from time anxiety?

I hope you found value in this video like I did.

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