We often forget what’s really important. This happens when we get overwhelmed with the busyness of every day. Time is something that you can never get back. So it is only wise to reflect on the usual things we normally take for granted, but we should give more time to.
Health and Wellness
You rush through breakfast like it’s an annoying obligation. You don’t floss when you should, because that only takes a real chunk of your precious time. You don’t exercise, because there just isn’t time to do so. These are just examples of how we take our body for granted. If time is gold, then health is wealth. You only have one body, and its biggest enemy is time. We will all get old, and we won’t be as fit as we once were. It is only right that we reflect and actually do something about prolonging life, becoming more productive, and in the long run still do the things that we love even when we’ve already aged.
Reading and Learning Something New
Going through several years in school somehow traumatized us from spending time with books. There are only a few good people in the world who actually love to sit down with a good book. But majority of us just refuse to pick up one. In fact, we always feel afraid of learning something new. For example, even you’ve always wanted to learn how to play the piano, you make up excuses not to do it. Most of the time, you always tell yourself that it’s too late for that now. If there’s one thing you need to realize, it is that, there is no age restrictions to learning something new.
Family and Kids
We live in a world where you feel like you’re more fulfilled when you take on the world alone. If you’re a yuppie and you’re single, how often do you actually get to see your parents and your siblings? If you’re married, how many minutes in a day do you actually get to just talk to your spouse or your children about anything? It doesn’t even have to be important. You just have to talk, or simply be there to listen.
Moms typically struggle more when it comes to making time for family. This is not because they don’t want to make time. It is just that there is certainly more on their plate, when it comes to expectations. In this day and age, more mothers excel in their careers. So it can be a great juggle maintaining a home, spending time with the kids, and balancing everything else with their chosen line of work. Moms, (and Dads too…) have to be there to start their kids’ day, as well as make sure they’re not late for work. This is what Jenny Isenman wanted to tell Moms in her post, 30 Reasons Moms Are Late. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jenny-isenman/reasons-moms-are-late_b_3580064.html.
Yes, you need it once in a while. You don’t really have to fly to another continent to spend time alone. You only need to schedule it. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Allocating even one whole day in a quarter for some me time is going to allow you to think about where you’re going, and whether you’re still attuned to your goals and whether your relationships with people are still how you want them to be.
Fighting for a Good Cause
What are the causes that you are concerned about? Sometimes it would be good to take a step back and do something for others. Whether it’s helping sick puppies or participating in any activity to help the environment, it is always good to take part in causes that will be beneficial for others and the community. We are all part of something greater, and we will be able to appreciate this more when we share more of ourselves and our time for those who need it.
There are hundreds of other things that can make your time more worthwhile, but discussed above are just 5 of the top things that we normally disregard. Remember that time is relative. It goes by fast for others, and goes really slow for some. But maybe what matters is how you use it, and not how much time you have.
What other obvious things do you think other people refuse to spend time on? Let us know what you think. Write down your comments below so that we will all get some ideas on how to make our busy lives more productive in its truest sense.