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Let's change the world by killing them with kindness, stepping out of our comfort zone and living every day like the adventure it is.

Megan Lowri

Dear me: use your time wisely

Time /tʌɪm/

The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole; a point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon.

‘For everything these is a season a time for every activity under heaven’ Ecclesiastes 3:1.

Time is of the essence, the early bird catches the worm, making up for lost time...

It is about time we addressed the importance of the clock. How often do we sit and scroll social media thinking ‘I’ll get to that task later’? I for one am guilty of this. I often hear myself commenting that I have ‘no time’ or talk of ‘time running out’ but the hours spent online/procrastinating don’t appear to count. We assume that there is a time for everything, yet time is a concept that we never get back.

We all have a limited number of hours in a day, days in a week and weeks in a lifetime. Why do we take time for granted instead of treating it as the gift that it is? Thinking about those who are successful in their gifts and trades, I assume that time is not something they have overlooked. Most things worth having, take endurance and time to perfect. Therefore, let us look to the achievers for inspiration and encouragement to run towards our goals and let not a moment be wasted.

With 24 hours in each day, we all get to choose how we spend these. How much time do you spend procrastinating? Do you put off tasks until the last hour, or are you organised with the clock? Do you use a diary or a timetable to fit everything in to your days, or hope for the best and hurry at the end?

Giving someone your time is a gift worth giving. Respecting an employers' time by arriving early shows both organisation and the knowledge that time is to be valued and adhered to. Prioritisation is also a concept worth considering. What is of highest importance in your world and how much time can we give to those tasks which really matter.

Although social media and the world of technology keeps us connected and informed, my top tips would be around managing the use of devices wisely. Also, instead of putting important tasks off for a later time, let us organise our tasks to allow the most time to be spent on passions and creations.

Finally, let me encourage you to value the time that you have. Tomorrow isn’t promised and we really don’t know what’s around the corner. Use the hours given to you wisely. Don’t take for granted the days that you have and prioritise that which is of most importance.

Seize the day, grab all that you desire and live life with upmost joy.

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