If you had a million dollars in cash under your mattress, you would check it regularly and take precautions to ensure it is safe. The one possession you have that is more important than money is time. But you don’t do anything to protect it. In fact you willingly give it to thieves – selfish people, egotistical people, negative people, people who won’t shut up. Treat your time like Fort Knox. Guard it closely and give it only to those who deserve and respect it. — Jonathan Byus
By Dawn Onley
Time management can be a struggle. Fitting everything we have to do into 24 hours and still making time for the things we want to do can seem nearly impossible at times. We can get completely overworked and overwhelmed with life’s necessities that we forget to allot time for the things we enjoy. What’s worse, we can give up our precious “free” time to people that are not deserving of it.
There are people, and situations, and things that are enormous time sucks in our lives. It may or may not be intentional, but nonetheless, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s important to protect our time in the same way that we would protect anything else of value. What sense does it make to get a safe to lock away our valuables when we don’t safeguard our time?
Time is our most precious resource. None of us knows when our time will run out. Both the young and the old die, even without warning. It’s so much better when we spend as much of our time as possible with people that we enjoy, doing things that matter to us.
I’ve decided to make more of my time count. I’m getting better at prioritizing. I’m starting to understand the power of no. I’m starting to do more of the things that feed my spirit.
It’s not enough, but it’s a start.
I’m trying not to always be so busy making a living that I forget what makes living so sweet.