Running Out of Time

Time is one of those things that we don’t really think about when we have plenty of it, but can be “life and death” when we’re running out of it. My thoughts on time are similar to that of our beating heart. Nobody counts the number of times our heart beats every single day. But the fact that our lives depend on our heart beats to survive is pretty important. That’s how crucial time is.

I’m guilty (more than I’d like to admit) that I’ve been known to not make the most of my time. I’ve the type that will wait until the last minute and cram tons of work into a little time slot. This is definitely not something I’m proud of, and I do my best not to pass these traits onto my kids, but it’s a hard (not impossible) habit to break. In an effort to make better use of my time, I’ve started using my planner more and keeping a “schedule” to help me sort my day a little better.

But also, think about the things we COULD be using our time on that we don’t. The common phrase I always hear (and use) is “I don’t have time.” When really, we all have the same 24 hours in a day. Something that might take 15 out of the 1,440 minutes we’re given in a day, can easily be pushed off until the next day and the next, and so one.

The point being, use your time wisely. Make the most of it. Take a few seconds and send someone a text to let them know you’re thinking of them. And don’t let time pass you by, because you can NEVER get it back. There’s no amount of money that will replace the time you’ve lost, so when you think about time in terms of value, we can’t afford to waste it.

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