Do you spend it wisely on those you love, including yourself or do you measure it out it in meager doses? Do you squander time on meaningless things and find you don’t have enough time leftover to do what needs to get done or enjoy the quiet times?
I have often wondered how many people realize the value of time. How important time is when it is truly spent and devoted to life. How many of us have not given our undivided attention and time to those we love only to later regret it when it’s too late? How many of us would like to have our loved ones give us this time so that we can just luxuriate in their presence and the love between us? Time moves so swiftly that before you know it our babies are grown into adulthood. And if we did not take the time to watch them grow, to pay attention to their development, to take interest in their lives, we will find ourselves faced with adults that may have issues with time commitments themselves.
I recently did a blog at work on time management skills. But rather than reinvent the wheel on that topic because there are dozens of great articles about time management and organization out there, I would rather talk about investing in time. I believe it’s like going on a diet, unless you actually decide and make the commitment to yourself that this is an important aspect of your life, nothing I say or anyone else says will matter.
You need to decide your priorities in life. You need to think if you will have regrets in life. You need to decide just how happy you want to be.
Who is important to YOU? Are they a priority in your life or are you treating them only as an option? You know they notice it whether you do or not. You are a priority! Don’t forget in the hustle and bustle of living that you are important too.
If you discover you have people in your life occupying your precious time that are not that important and are not healthy or empowering to your well being then perhaps it’s time you reconsider that relationship in your life.
Decide how much you value time and where your time is best invested in your life. Your happiness depends on this decision.
If not now, when???
Photo: Clock Tower in the Gardens of Rome, Rome Italy Photography by Candace Stauber, June 2015