By Brenda Grays, I Start Wondering Columnist
Time — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — is something we all have in the same amount. That’s all you are going to get. Yet some people do so much with their time while others are losing those precious minutes.
Time is too valuable to waste. You don’t realize it until you are up in age; I’ve found that the older you get, the faster the days go by. When you waste your time, you end up with nothing but regrets because you can’t go back and do anything about it.
Finding Time to Live a Smarter Life
Where did all the time go? We should know but we often don’t consider where we’re allocating our energy. Have you ever stopped and thought through what you have done today? The day goes by in a blur. We are so busy and often get frustrated because we didn’t finish something. Don’t blame it on distractions; instead, take responsibility about your choices and use your time wisely.
How often in our lives do we get angry and allow someone to take our joy when we instead should just walk away? Stop getting angry about things you can’t control. Keep your peace so you can keep your powers. Stop wasting your words and saying dumb stuff that is not helping you or anyone else. Stop complaining because it changes nothing.
Finding Courage to Live Your Best Life
We need courage to find the things we love to do and then make time for those things. If you don’t like your life, you are the only one who can change it. Let God’s power work in you. Spend time with family. Live purposely, use your time wisely and make the very most of this precious commodity.
How to Find Time
We often look for ways to “buy” more time. In my experience, those tactics often don’t work. We often try to buy time by getting less sleep, but that leaves us tired and less productive. It’s important to get good rest in order to be sharp so we can maximize our time.
Stop hurrying through life. We get in a hurry and find that we misplace something. Then we get mad at others because we can’t find our stuff.
Stop craving things that you don’t have when you don’t enjoy what you do have. Don’t hang on to the past; instead, enjoy your current life and let the past go. Press on toward the things that you want to accomplish that are ahead in your life.
Your life is in your hands. Make good use of your time!