All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that. ~Baltasar Gracian
Living in Nicaragua requires a different mindset of time management. I used to pride myself in the ability to plan and control how I spent the hours in my day to effectively accomplish my goals. I had mastered the skills of planning for the future. setting goals, prioritizing tasks, and monitoring where the time goes. THEN…I moved to Nicaragua where mañana could mean today, tomorrow, sometime in the distant future, or never… where I am constantly reminded to slow down and be present. What I’ve learned about time management in Nicaragua may surprise you. It’s not all bad.
Let’s get real about time management in Nicaragua.
1. Most Nicaraguans are better at single-tasking, than multi-tasking.