Wednesday, July 06, 2016

How Valuable Is Your Time?

What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.”
This quote reminds me of another that goes “Whenever you are angry, you are denying yourself the opportunity to be happy”.  Those of us who are working class folks often dread working.  This may be due to the feeling that what we do is unimportant to us personally.  However, even if the work itself is unimportant to you personally, it still has importance because it gives you the ability to provide for your families.  It might seem better to own your day but if there’s no money coming in, that is a whole other set of problems.  Time may be our most valuable possession so we should choose carefully how we manage and spend it.  Once time is gone, it is gone.  Some things, like work, are necessary for most people and so we allow the necessary allotment of time in order to make a living.  Many other activities are voluntary and we will allow time based on their importance to us.  Somehow all of us manage to find the time for what we consider important.  It may be important for you to “waste” time in leisurely activities.  There is nothing wrong with that but it still has a price and the price is based on how much time can be spend doing this.  Time is finite but the perception of time can vary widely.  Most of us feel like we spend most of our time working.  However, 40 hours at work is actually only 24% of the total hours available to us each week.  There are 168 hours in a seven day week.  How do you spend the other 128 hours?                   

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