Time is one of our most precious resources. Unlike money, health or knowledge, it’s not something that we can guarantee we’ll have more of if we work for it.
It might be worth pondering the follow questions about your use of time:
- What would you regret not doing if you found out were about to die?
- What do you need to invest your time in to be happier and healthier?
- What activities are robbing you of time?
I’ve gained a significant amount of time in my average day from not watching TV, browsing Facebook aimlessly or playing computer games. I’ve received odd looks or comments because I choose not to follow any sports, keep up to date with the news or read magazines about the latest celebrity scandals.
But that’s okay with me. My priorities are health, relationships and my passion for helping people to grow. As a result, I’ve managed to cram a fair amount of different activities into my life that bring me meaning and satisfaction.
I’m not saying that my method is superior or that it will work for everyone. Rather, I’ve said this in the hope that you will see how precious your time is. Way too precious to be spending it on things that, in the end, don’t matter.
Imagine how much better your life would be in one year’s time if you started doing just one thing for 30 minutes every day. How would that look in five years’ time?
If this resonates with you, then it’s probably time to get started. And if you’ve tried starting but failed before, it might be worth considering some one-on-one coaching.
PS On the flipside, being overloaded and doing too much can lead to burnout. Make sure you take some time out to relax, unwind and smell the roses.