How Do You Spend Your Time?
So, here’s a question.
If you were told today that the world will end in two days, what thoughts what would spring to your mind?
What regrets would you have?
What would you wish that you had done more of in your life?
Which people would you wish you had spent more time with?
Which people would you wish you had spent LESS time with?
Whatever those things are, make a note of them and take action because your time is so precious.
‘Be selective with who you invest your time. Wasted time is worse than wasted money’
Who are the people that you spend most of your time with, and what do they bring to your life? Your time is too valuable to be spent floating by, saying yes to everyone and attending every social event for the sake of showing face.
Why are you doing most of the things that you’re doing? Is it to impress other people? Or so that that you have something interesting to talk about?
Or are you engaging in those activities because they genuinely bring joy and pleasure to your life?
Perhaps you waste time looking at what other people are doing, as opposed to focusing on yourself?
How much quality time do you actually spend by yourself?
Spending time on your own is SO important because it enables you to reflect, re-energize, and really think about what it is that you want in life and who you really are.
If other people constantly surround you, you’re continuously absorbing their energy and your mind becomes clouded by their thoughts and actions. This is why it’s so important to spend time on your own, as feeling comfortable in isolation enables you feel confident in your own skin.
How much time do you spend giving back to others?
The term ‘YOLO’ (you only live once) exploded a few years ago, and unfortunately the way in which that phrase was promoted, was very much ‘you only have one life so spend your time aimlessly and just have fun.’
Yes you only have one life. But you have many years of this life.
Sure, having fun is great, but how long can you really have fun for? After a while the fun becomes kinda boring, and it was only fun in the first place because it something different from what you usually do, which is why it was exciting.
It’s a lot less likely that you’ll become bored if you spend your time meaningfully.
The last thing you want to do is wake up in 10 or 20 years time and think ‘what the hell have I done with my life? I really wish I spent my time differently.’