“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff that life is made of.” – Benjamin Franklin
There are so many things I wanted to do but couldn’t because I had no time. Isn’t this a common scenario with most of us? So many hours slogging at work left little time for family and the quiet ‘me’ time.
We say we don’t have time. But have we asked ourselves where we are spending our time.
Extra hours at work? Watching TV? Complaining? Gossiping? Idling away time?
Or are we judiciously spending our time ? With family? Working out? Meditating?
The choice is ours!
Every one of us has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. The million dollar question is how and where you spend your time.
“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.”
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. If there are things you want to do, then just do it! It may require some adjustments and some changes in routine but if you really want to do it then you can always make time for it.
So stop making excuses for skipping that workout or for not spending time with your family. Instead, take a look at your priorities and decide where you want to spend more time.
Make that choice now!
I want to spend my days balancing my work with a list of activities including:
- Spending time with my family
- Playing with my dog
- Meditation & Sudarshan Kriya
- Random acts of kindness
- Volunteer work
- Learning new skills
- Morning walks/Yoga
- Chanting the holy names
Once I decided what activities I want to do on a daily basis, it was easier for me to accommodate them in my daily routine. Yes, I had to make some sacrifices and some life changes like getting up earlier, being a little disciplined etc. but it was worth it.
No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow!
Where do you want to spend more of your time? And what changes you need to make?
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