For me, and I am sure for many of you, 2014 has been an incredibly busy year. It’s always at this time when I talk to people and they say, “I can’t believe how fast time goes. Can you believe it is almost 2015?”
It reminds me to sit back and evaluate life as a whole. A mentor of mine once described how life comes down to “life units.”
So, what are life units? Well, they are self-explanatory, but abide by three rules/guidelines.
1. You only get so many
2. You can spend them however you want
3. You can’t save them
Reflecting on how I’ve spent my life units during 2014, there are some things I would keep the same and some things I would change. I have committed extraordinary amounts of time to my practice and professional life, while sacrificing some of my personal enjoyments. For myself, I hope 2015 brings a year of balance in my cross of life (i.e.: a return to CrossFit, a vacation, reading more non-restorative dentistry books…).
We never know how many life units we will get, so at this time of year make sure you are spending them wisely. Nobody can save them.