Over a year ago I started to be a real stickler about what I do with my time and whom I spend my time with. My weeks are filled with a number of professional and personal obligations that I've committed to by choice. Sometimes, I fall short of getting all of the things that I wanted to get done during any given week, even when I've maximized the productivity in my days. I'm an introvert. On top of all things that I've committed to, one thing I never go without is my alone time. Personal time with myself is rejuvenating.
"You can't make time; so those who waste the least, achieve the most." -
Your time is valuable and irreplaceable. Have a hold of your time. Use it where it's
most effective and will yield the highest return. Professionally, consider prioritizing your tasks and only attending events that will allow for authentic professional development. Avoid spending 2 hours in a meeting that only needed to be 1 hour. In your personal life, try to avoid vain conversations. In a previous post, Speak With a Purpose, I go into more details about this. Instead of losing your time, try investing it. Spend quality time with friends, family, and your companion to build stronger and healthier relationships.
Don't allow anyone or too much of any thing to take hold of your time if it's not fruitful. We only have 24 hours in a day. Subtract the amount of time needed for sleep, exercise, and parenting, if you're one, and you realize that there aren't that many hours left to use. Have fun and enjoy life. Just remember, no one can make time but as Tim Ford mentioned, those who waste the least, achieve the most.
Shared over a cup of tea,
...From My Thoughts to Yours, Jamara