I’m not talking about money! Money is not the only currency that we invest; I’m talking time. Time, unlike money cannot be recovered or held on to. Time is precious, and no one is sure of how much of it we have. One thing we can be sure of is how we invest and utilise it. The way we choose how we use our time affects our commitments, future and not only ourselves but also those who we are in a relationship with. Our choices either make our days productive or counterproductive, causing satisfaction or regret. The choice is ours!
Time puts us all on an equal playing ground because we all have the same 24 hours in a day. Even though everyone has the same number of hours in their day, not everyone spends them the same. It’s about knowing what is most important to you and what you cannot afford to lose, for example, relationships, health and wellbeing, to name a few. So, are you investing your time on things that are going to give you a worthwhile return?
I wonder if the key here is prioritising. Healthy relationships don’t just happen on their own neither does your wellbeing and so on. We need to be intentional. What does intentional look like? It starts with a goal, followed by a plan and continues with action. Otherwise, we only have a wish which remains a possibility with no results. Here are some things that you can do to create margin in your day:
- Make a list of what matters most and put it where you can see it daily
- Don’t over commit to activities that are not important
- Learn to say “No” when you know it’s the right thing to do
- Schedule time for what’s most important
I leave you with this quote “What comes first, the compass or the clock? Before one can truly manage time (the clock), it is important to know where you are going, what your priorities and goals are, in which direction you are headed (the compass). Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what’s urgent, learn to focus on what is important. “– Author Unknown. I would like to dedicate this Blog to my sweet Aunt, whom I have heard so much about. Her days were not as long as some, but her legacy lives on through her children and those who had the privilege of knowing her. Her life has thought me that love and time are indeed precious gifts, and when invested well, they never return void. May you all have a great week and until next time. C