Everybody knows Robin Hood, right? The centuries old mythology of the folk hero (who was probably a woman) who steals back from the greedy rich and gives it back to the poor.
Should be a pretty popular hero in the age of astronomical and unprecedented wealth inequality, but anyway that’s none of my business.
I’m here to tell you to be Robin Hood.
Which is to say, not so much that you shoot arrows into your wealthier neighbors, but sometimes you need to take a little from those who have enough to fulfill your own needs.
What I mean is, you have time for a workout, but you might need to leave work a few minutes early to beat traffic. Your company will be fine.
You can eat good, healthy food, even if your adopted stepchildren hate anything green or that doesn’t come in colorful packaging. They might just have to not like their meal sometimes.
You can take a few minutes at the end of the night to meditate, read, or otherwise decompress. Your partner will find the shirt they’re looking for to wear to an important meeting the next day, or they’ll deal.
You can pursue that interst or hobby you’ve been putting off because it’s not the right time. Whatever you’re going to steal time from will be just fine.
Who or what is being greedy with your most valuable asset, your time and attention?
Steal it back. Mythology is on your side.