“Life is about time. Spend more time than you do money on others. Give time more than any other gift. Also, take time when you need to. Take time for you when you need it. Sometimes time is all we have with the people we love the most. I ask you to slow down in life. To take your time, but don’t waste it.”― Emma Heatherington,
Every day when we wake up, we should say thank you and smile with happiness that we are alive. We have more time.
The most important thing we need to realize is life does not guaranteed from one breathe we take to the next, that there will be a next breathe.
Do you think about time? I would guess it is human nature to assume there will be more.
Time is the most precious thing we have. It is the most valuable, yet we waste it every day. We take it for granted.
Maybe we should ask ourselves at the end of each day how we spent our time. Did we do what we wanted to? Did we enjoy our time? Did we help someone, smile at someone, and make them feel special?
Do you have a plan? What do you want your life to mean? Is there something that you want to achieve? What is the most important?
If you did not have one more day to spend, what would you want to do today?
Spend your precious time on what is most important.
Make a plan. Every day have a detailed plan for how you will spend your time. What are your most important priorities for each day? Do those first and then fill in your time with the less essential tasks you need to complete.
When someone asks you to do something, before you commit your time, ask yourself if it will add value to your day. If the answer is no, politely decline.
Always make family time and self-care a priority in your day. Include time for exercise, reading, smiles, and hugs, and those activities that make you happy. Do not forget self-reflection at the end of each day.
When you have any free time, use it to do what is going to create a better you, a better life.
It is easy to be sucked into activities that do not benefit us. Learn to say no. It may not be easy to do, especially at first, but it is important.
Let co-workers, friends, and family know you have a specific time limit on phone calls, emails, text messages, etc. Tell them you may not be able to give them an immediate response and to expect an answer within a specific time frame.
Social media can be an easy sinkhole to get mired in. It is a time-waster. Do not get sucked into that pit. Use it only as needed and get out. Ask yourself if this is a valuable use of your time. Set a time limit and adhere to it; use a timer if necessary.
Do not waste time worrying about past events or what other people are doing or what they think. Focus on what is beneficial to you, your goals, and what is important to you.
Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.”Harvey Mackay
Time is priceless. We cannot buy more. Once we use it, it is gone forever. Make a plan; how are you going to spend your time? Use it wisely.
I have included a letter here written by someone who came face to face with the value of time and hoped she could help others realize the value of the gift we receive each day.
On the 4th of January, Holly Butcher, at the age of 27, lost her battle with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects mostly young people.
Before she died, the Grafton woman penned a letter which she asked her family to post on her Facebook account once she was gone.
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