Since this idea of ignoring time doesn't exactly eliminate all of my responsibilities (the laundry still needs to get done, I still have to figure out what I'm going to pack, I didn't order my books yet...) I have come up with a system for making sure that I am still on track with everything but not obsessing over "when" and "how."
- Take a few minutes in the morning to write one list of the things you would like to accomplish at some point during the day. Don't worry about when, or in what order, or the details, just make a simple list. This way you aren't spending the entire day creating more things that you have to do, and you can relax knowing that you already have an idea.
- Instead of spending each task thinking about when the next one will get done, or when there will be time to do the 17 other things you "need" to finish, enjoy what you're doing. You have to clean the apartment? Put on a good playlist to help you relax and not loathe every second of scrubbing the floor or vacuuming, or whatever it is.
- Live by each moment of the day, and not be each second, minute, or hour. Stop thinking about days and weeks in terms of time limits. Instead, focus on the moments. The moment that you woke up to a sunrise. The moment that you called your best friend. The moment that you checked something off your to-do list. It makes a big difference.
- Lastly, cut yourself some slack. Does it really matter that you didn't finish cleaning? Is it the end of the world that you didn't run all of your errands? Life is still happening - regardless of if you're stressed to the max about this and that, so you might as well relax, and enjoy it for what it is.