When I wake up in the morning I know I have 86400 seconds at disposal; some of them have already been used sleeping, the rest is there for me.
Seconds, like money, are precious; can be lost; can be used in a good way or in a bad way.
Unlike money, though, seconds cannot be saved: when you’ve lost them, none’s going to give them back to you.
What about using time wisely? And by that I don’t only mean doing more things – in fact, often when you slow down you use your time wiser than when you hurry up – but also enjoying a whole and fulfilling life.
– First, to use time wisely you have to observe how you use it. Try observing how you spend your time during the day, from when you wake up to when you go to sleep.
– Sometimes it may happen you say “I lost my time doing…”: where did you loose your time? What does “loosing time” mean to you? Is it really true that you lost your time? Example: if I was searching for a book on the internet and I ended up by watching pets’ videos, it may be a loss of time; but if I’m a movie maker, it may be that these videos are inspirational to me.
– Count the time you feel you lost: is it 5, 10 or 30 minutes? Is it 1 hour or more? At the end of the day you will get a clearer picture of how and where you lost your time and this will be useful for the future: every time you will be in a similar situation, you will be more careful and aware that your time is precious and cannot be saved.
We all are CEO of our personal bank of time and we don’t realize it; it is time we take back this awesome role as it is time we take responsibility of how we use our time.