The Little Old Clock Watcher Me.

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@HazySue (17185)
United States
September 23, 2016 10:14am CST
For years and years and years I was a clock watcher. In the back of my mind I always seemed to have the phrase "Time is money" running through my head. It seemed that I was always on a schedule and in a rush to get things done. When I first retired I had a very hard time with my habit of clock watching. I couldn't seem to set this habit aside. Then I found out I needed an operation and I was basically pushed into trying to relax. You have no idea how slow time goes when you are trying to relax and you are still watching the clock. Slowly I am learning how to not clock watch. Believe me, I am now able to relax and not watch the clock. My days seem to speed by now. If I do take the opportunity to look at the time it is amazing to me how much has gone by. Are you a clock watcher? Image from:pixabay.com/en/time-is-money-coins-currency-euro-1601978/
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@celticeagle (114511)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Sep 16
I am at times, yes. I wonder if meditation would help you. It has me.
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@HazySue (17185)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@celticeagle I am learning to relax. If I find myself drifting back to constantly watching the clock I think I will talk to a doctor.
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@celticeagle (114511)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Sep 16
@HazySue .......It only becomes a problem when it becomes a problem.
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@HazySue (17185)
• United States
26 Sep 16
@celticeagle for me it became a problem. I was watching the clock, planning every minute, and wearing myself out to the point of exhaustion.
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@allen0187 (27537)
• Philippines
24 Sep 16
I guess I'm a clock watcher in the sense that I want to be on time and I value my time and the time of others. I make full use of whatever time I have. In the same vein, I stare blankly into space when I wake up during my days off. I think this is what is called balance.
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@HazySue (17185)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@allen0187 even on my days off I was a clock watcher. I am so glad I am starting to relax. Watching the clock all the time can be exhausting.
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@allen0187 (27537)
• Philippines
25 Sep 16
@HazySue so true. It is hard to sit still and watch the clock all day long.
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@JustBhem (22651)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Sep 16
I was when I was working before. Like every minute I always check my watch.
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@HazySue (17185)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@JusstBhem it does seem to start when you have a high pressure job.
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@JustBhem (22651)
• Davao, Philippines
25 Sep 16
@HazySue Haha. It does.
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@Happy2BeMe (69979)
• Canada
23 Sep 16
I am especially when I am at working. I am always watching the clock to see how much longer I get until I can head home. Then when I am home I am watching the clock to see when I have to go to bed to get enough sleep for work. I wake up many times through the night just to see what time it is and then then cycle begins again.
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@HazySue (17185)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@Happy2BeMe you sound like a dedicated clock watcher.
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@Happy2BeMe (69979)
• Canada
25 Sep 16
@HazySue that I am lol
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@Corbin5 (82009)
• United States
23 Sep 16
I am a big time clock watcher. I give myself a certain amount of time to complete tasks and I rush around to beat the clock. Not good for staying calm.
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@HazySue (17185)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@Corbin5 I was doing the same thing. You need to relax. Look at me, telling someone to relax.
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@Corbin5 (82009)
• United States
25 Sep 16
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@xstitcher (10123)
• Petaluma, California
23 Sep 16
I am mainly a clock watcher when I am at work. On the days when I'm home, though, I mostly just muddle through the day and then am surprised at what time it is when I actually look at a clock.
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@HazySue (17185)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@xstitcher I was unable to shut off my clock watching on my days off.
@marlina (62491)
• Canada
23 Sep 16
I guess I am 50/50, it depends on the situation.
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@HazySue (17185)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@marlina you sound as though you found a happy medium.
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@responsiveme (14458)
• India
23 Sep 16
In the morning yes...to be on time.
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@HazySue (17185)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@responsiveme I am never late. Even now I am early to where ever I need to be.
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