Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.” H. Mackay
Time, something which is precious and irreplaceable. The most important investment we can make is in ourselves, our health, our time, our happiness so you must make sure you look after yourself first.
Life gets busy and humans love routines, day in day out we choose to go about our day the way we know how, the way that 'works' for us. But upon reflection is it working? Do you find yourself with not enough time left for you, do you lack enough sleep, have that unfinished project or still haven’t got round to booking that holiday. Are you always saying 'I'd like to but I don't have time'. That line is usually no more than an excuse that you don't want to MAKE time, you are putting other people/things first before yourself which is a mistake.
It's important to organise and manage your time effectively there are many ways to incorporate things within your day, for example, going for a walk on your lunch break, reading work materials, or books on the bus, or applying nail cuticle oil while watching the television. These things may seem small but it allows you to utilise time and do more of what you want but don't think you have time for.
Friends, family, the media, even pets are all demanding our precious time, day in day out we are inundated with requests for a little bit of our time and too often we oblige them requests without thinking about ourselves. We feel bad if we don't give some of our time to someone else its human nature and we are all guilty of it, but maybe it's time to start looking after time and managing it better after all its your time.
There are 1440 minutes in a day, each minute is a minute you will never get back. It's amazing to think we have a specific amount of time we have to spend each day, we can't save, store or keep it we must spend it.
Taking this into account imagine each minute as a credit, every 24 hours you are only given 1440 credits that you must use to live your life, a credit that you can't keep you have to spend. Surely you wouldn't waste a single credit on something you didn't want, you wouldn't want to use credits on arguments, people you don't like, things that are bad for you, so in that case it sounds easy enough. But those credits represent your whole day, you have to use those credits for essentials such as eating, sleeping, drinking as well as brushing your teeth, shopping, work, socialising, showering and so on, now that's a lot of things to do and only 1440 credits to use!
But it does highlight the reality of how little time we have and regardless of how we spend our day that time will pass by. You do only have 1440 minutes a day to live your best possible life, maybe by looking at time in such a way it will make you realise how precious your credits are and how you should use them carefully to achieve what you want without wasting them on things/people that are not making you happy or the most effective use of your time.
Taking time out for yourself is important whether its a few minutes of quiet meditation at the end of the day, a long walk at lunch or an hour long massage it's amazing the difference and clarity it can bring.
One of our favorite ways to relax and enjoy our time is with a massage (of course :-)). A massage is a great way to relax the body and mind, whether you like to vent throughout your treatment to your therapist or lie with your own thoughts drifting to your own place of relaxation that simple hour of indulgence is the perfect moment you to enjoy for yourself. Beneficial for your mind, body and soul. A good use of time!
You are spending some of your precious time now reading this post and I hope it is a reminder to appreciate your time and take control of it, so the next time your phone rings and its 'that' friend or the dogs barking or you feel the urge to press the facebook icon and scroll down the timeline reading about other people's lives, stop, and start living yours. Whether its creating, or building, researching, watching movies or simply lighting some candles running a warm bath do what you enjoy.
Everything we do in life is a choice, we choose what we eat, wear, who we associate ourselves with, how we spend out TIME. It's your choice, its your time, it's precious don't waste it, spend every minute doing exactly what you want to do, whether that's lying on a beach or building an empire spend it on the most important person YOU!
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