Let’s talk about “Time”. This is our forth ingredient in our recipe to happiness…:) or the forth item we should cherish in order to have a happy or blissful life.
How often have we heard people say that they don’t have time to do this or that? and they get frustrated or over-whelmed about things. Why do you think that is? Well…I think it’s because most people get into a habit of using their time unwisely and once time gets away from them, they realized that they hadn’t done what they wanted or needed to get done by certain time in their day, week, month, year or their entire life altogether. And then they sit there in their old age saying that they wished they had done this or that before now. Hm….interesting isn’t it? yet, this is so…common and many if not most people have not learned from it. People continue being in the same situation until it is too late.
You see…people think they can put things off and catch up in getting things done later. Little they know that later never comes and later they have more things they need or want to do. In the end, they have too many things to do or they get older and they have more and more in their list to do.
Time is not like money you know and time is not money at all. Time is actually everything you have, which is much more than money. Once your time is gone, it is simply gone. You cannot get it back. You can waste time easily but you cannot save time like you can with money. Once you waste time you can’t get it back. It’s just gone.
For this reason, please be very mindful and be wise in how you use your time. Don’t let your time go by and later think or say that you could have done this or that, once it is too late. If you waste too much time in your life, before you know it, you will be 70 years of age or older and regretting why you haven’t done certain thing in your life before that.
When I say ‘waste’, it means that you have let your time gets away from you without being used for things you love doing or things you should to do in order to achieve certain things you need or want. If you do things you love, even if it’s not necessarily producing something tangible or obvious to others, it doesn’t mean it’s wasted, as long as you don’t regret it later for not other things in your life.
If you like watching television for hours and hours each week and then later you regret for not reading, exercising, walking or doing gardening or painting for example, than you have wasted your time. If you congruently and truly believe that you have enjoyed every minute of watching television and it doesn’t bother you for not reading, exercising, etc. then you are okay.
The problem is, we human beings often want more things in life and to achieve more things we need to work toward them. So it is usually fair to say that if you spend too much time watching television in your day to day activity, as you only have the same amount of time as everyone else, you probably won’t achieve much of other things. This means that you have wasted your time.
To avoid wasting or spending time on things that do not take you toward your goals, you must set goals regularly, put in place a plan how to achieve those goals and most importantly, take action but do it step by step and achieve one small chunk of your goal at a time. Just keep doing this each day and you will be satisfied that you have done everything you possible can to achieve the best for as long as you live.
All the best and stay motivated to achieve what you want in life. You can do it..!
Take Care, 🙂