You Really Can't Save Time
This post is going to be about time.
Time is nonrefundable. Use with intention. That’s a quote I saw on Twitter.
I can’t save my time like I can save my money. If you give me five dollars, I can choose to either spend that five dollars right now, or put it in my savings and, if I want to spend it a year from now, It’ll still be there. But let’s replace those five dollars with five minutes. I have choices. I can use those five minutes to do something for my business. I can use them to watch a video on youtube that I’ll enjoy. I can spend them staring at my computer not knowing what I want to watch or do. Or I could use them to rest. But I cannot take those five minutes, shove them in a drawer and use them in a year. I will never have those same five minutes again in my life.
When we have a lot of time, time seems like our friend, but when we have little time, time seems like our enemy. I want to have a good relationship with time. I want to make time my best friend.
If I'm thinking of time as my enemy because I don’t feel like I have enough of it to do everything I want to do, I need to rearrange it. I need to push something back or reschedule another activity for a later date. If I have to get somewhere in the morning and I'm worried you won’t have time for a shower, I need to get up earlier, or take an evening shower.
Joyce Meyer said we can either waste our time or we can invest our time. Every picture I’m able to post on Instagram, every completed painting I’m able to post on my website gallery, every blog post I’m able to publish, every time I’m able to hit the upload button on youtube, are results of times I’ve chosen to invest instead of waste my time.
Now I’m not saying we need to be work, work, work, all the time. Of course, eating, sleeping and exercising are vitally important and I often find that a twenty minute power nap during the day is necessary to recharge me so I can continue working
John Lennon said “Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted”. So it’s okay to have fun as long as we keep our commitments to ourselves and others.
But there are times I’ve been guilty of doing frivolous internet surfing when I probably should have been using that time to do one of the things I just mentioned.
When you’re saving time, you’re really just finding a way to do a task in a lesser amount of time so you can invest that time somewhere else.
So how’s your relationship with time. Are you going to change it after watching this video? Tell me all about it in the comments
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