Does time pass you by? Life’s responsibilities keep us busy enough. Yet, a sneaky thief may be invading your life. It steals valuable time that could be used for more rewarding activities.
Consider these ten rewarding activities, then find out the thief you may be mindlessly aiding.
1. Productivity: Productivity requires time set aside to reach goals. Using our time wisely gives us the reward of something tangible.
2. PERSONAL ORGANIZATION: order of our enviroment, finances, and diet require good habits that are routine. Instead of seeking fulfillment from shallow pursuits which take money an time. Using our time wisely to get things done causes us to feel more accomplished. When our enviroment is organized an less cluttered we are free to be creative.
3. Exercize: making time for a daily walk or going for an exercize class a few times a week is very satisfying. This investment pays off in a few ways including the possibility of staving off weightgain, controlling our blood sugar levels, and having our clothes fit better. A workout three times a week can help us maintain. A workout 4-6 times a week can help us to lose weight with a sensible diet.
4. Food we take in: Well planned meals can give us energy, save money, and improve our health. The other day I saw my thin friend eating a salad while she was sitting in her car waiting on someone. I was impressed by her forethought. Another friend whom is losing weight packs a little cooler an takes it everywhere, when we meet at the donut shop she is snacking from her pack.
5. LIMITS: People feel so threatened by LIMITS which are boundaries. Limits can be a protection. Excess of anything can be costly.
6. Social Activities: Making time to do something with your mate or children is essential for healthy bonds. Inviting aquaintences, extended family members, etc., to go to the zoo or museum can build lasting relationships.
7. Take time for yourself to replenish: Daily Bible reading and prayer have done much to empower a person to make healthier choices in their life.
8. Plan Ahead: By having a yearly, quarterly, bi-monthly, monthly, and weekly goal plan can help make life more rewarding. Including areas just discussed in this article in your plan can change your life.
9. Living your Dream: What have you dreamed of being or doing? Whether it is learning carpentry skills, educating yourself about photography, learning to do great sauces and gravies from scratch. It is important to view these as relaxing activities so they will no longer be put off to imagined better circumstances that may never come. I did not know I would be in a car accident that would make it so I could never play golf. I sent my children for Golf lessons, I should have been getting them too. You may be waiting to write that book or take the cooking class or joing the crochet-knitting group at the senior citizen group.
10. Sleep: Try to get some sleep on a schedule. Consider your natural circadian clock. Are your activities circumventing your natural rhythm?
The thief revealed: Time, how you spend it. Do you imagine your relaxing is coming home to watch the television? Playing games on your pad or cruising the net for a couple hours. Messaging is the greatest interupter. I saw a person having a nice run whom stopped to check a message. If we are cleaning the garage or doing housework, writing, cooking, exercizing, crafting, doing personal bible reading, or enjoying social activities we are rewarded by protecting our focus. More people complain of problems focusing which interpheres with accomplishment and satisfaction. Electronics have their purpose, yet, without limits can bring our lives to ruin. We overspend, we have no time to exercize, eating less mindfully, looking at our phones during a fine meal provoking jealousy, our domestics are harder to manage, and taking time to learn a craft or hobby becomes a distant thought. Do not let an aid become a thief in your life. See what adjustments may improve your life.