It’s Not How Much Time You Have

It’s What You Do With Your Time

Do you realize that there are

365 or 366 days in a year

12 months in a year

or 52 weeks in a year

28 to 31 days in a month

but every day has 24 hours

and each hour has 60 minutes

and each minute has 60 seconds.

What are you actually doing with those hours and minutes that each day gives you?

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Evaluate Your Use of Time

Have you ever found yourself looking at the time and discovered that you should have gone to bed more than an hour ago? The dishes are still sitting on the counter, but now it’s time for bed if you want to get up and get to work on time. The laundry can be moved to the drier and run while you sleep. The coffee pot needs to be set up so you have the elixir of life in the morning. Where did the evening go?

Have you ever analyzed how you actually use your time? It can be eye-opening.

Although we are just going to watch one episode of our favorite television show, the end of the one episode compels us to watch the next one. Just one more level of that game on the phone turns to five or ten levels because, hey, you play till you lose. Just a few minutes more on social media reading and responding to your internet friends turns into a few hours.

And the night is shot!

Without being conscious of how you are spending your time, you are likely to use the excuse that you just don’t have enough time to take on a new project or volunteer for that good cause. Unfortunately, the concept of not having enough time becomes the excuse for not exercising, not calling our dearest friends, not eating healthy, and not starting new projects.

Do you truly not have enough time, or could it be that you let time slip away because you are unaware of how you spending it.

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“You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

It’s time to start making good choices with your time. Take a day or two this week and record just how you are spending your time. Include the time it takes you to get ready for work, the time it takes you to travel to work, how you spend your time and free time at work, the time it takes for any errands, the time it takes you to do chores, and how you spend your free time.

Knowing how you are spending time can help you make better decisions about what you are doing with your time. If you must watch that television show or play that digital game on your phone, how about setting a timer so that time doesn’t pass without you knowing it?

What about you?

Do you know what you actually do with your free time or does it just slip through your fingers? What can you do to use your time in a better way?

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.

Until next time . . .

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