How valuable is your time?

6 November, 2017

How valuable is your time

Do you ever find yourself saying “today went really quickly” or “where did this week go?” or “I can’t believe its nearly Christmas! This year went by so fast!”

If so, then you need to consider how you are ACTUALLY spending your time…

Here’s a question for you:

Outside of your job, taking care of your family, house hold chores and sleeping ( and any other daily task that you HAVE to perform); how else are you spending your time?

 

For one day, keep a diary and note down every activity you perform in a day and how much time you spend on it.

After 24 hours what does this list look like?

How much time are you spending procrastinating?

( Checking your Instagram (Facebook/ Twitter etc)  might seem like work, but it isn’t and you know it isn’t.)

Spending a weekend watching the entire box set of House of Cards is fine – if that’s how you want to spend your time – but if you have your heart set on achieving a goal, you need to consider if this is the best use of your time.

 

Its time to starting valuing time.

If you are in a job that you hate, or a place where you no longer want to live, or if you want to change, improve any area of your life, its time to stop wasting time on ineffective activities and start using the spare time you have to be productive.

Everything that you do now is for your future. So if you want something to change, you have to put in the effort for that to happen otherwise things will stay the same.

You can’t expect to succeed if you only put in the work on the days that you feel like it.

 

If you find yourself saying “I don’t have any spare time” try saying this instead:

It’s not a priority

How does that feel?

 

The fact that you aren’t where you want to be should be motivation enough.

Start valuing your time and see the difference it makes.

 

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8 comments

Meaghan Dawson 7 November, 2017 - 2:15 pm

I love the idea of changing the wording from “i don’t have the time” to “it’s not a priority.” Because it allows ownership of your time and where you choose to spend it. Great post!

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Muludejamtime 7 November, 2017 - 4:22 pm

Such a precious article, we should feel the existing moment and enjoy. It must be the best way for remembering these days later

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Teresa 7 November, 2017 - 5:47 pm

Very inspiring post. Thanks for sharing your thoughts; really makes me stop and think.

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Ken Hanaya 7 November, 2017 - 6:20 pm

WOW never really looked at it from this point of view. I completely agree with this and need to start thinking twice before I do certain things. Thanks for this reminder…great read.

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tachira wiltshire 7 November, 2017 - 10:57 pm

I loved this time is such a precious resource and it seems to be flying nowadays . I try to only concentrate on what is a priorty and working on not procrastinating so much !

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Anissa 8 November, 2017 - 12:01 am

This is so important. We get so busy and we forget about making quality time for ourselves. Thank you for sharing.

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Sarah 10 November, 2017 - 4:23 am

Wow. I love the idea of writing down all the activities and time spent on it, and evaluating it after. I will try this today. I also love the what you said that “The fact that you aren’t where you want to be should be motivation enough”. This is a motivating words to remember each day.

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Alessa 15 November, 2017 - 3:04 am

You are so right! I really love how you make me think about it! I need to start taking care of how I spend my time!

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