Posts Tagged ‘time management’

Why is it when you’re tired or fed up and can’t wait for a particular time to come, it feels like time has stopped? Every clock or watch you look at seems to taunt you by moving extra slowly.

Tick..tock…tick….tock…..tick……..tock……….tick………….tock…………….

How you noticed that even when the seems to be passing extra slowly, you still struggle to get anything done? Probably because you’re too busy watching the clock tick and time pass so slowly. Even your brain seems to be working against you as you’re struggling to concentrate on anything.

Finally the clock reaches the time you’ve been waiting for all day, so you rush off home so you can relax and chill, but does this mean time continues to pass very slowly? Of course not! Now that you’re doing something you were really looking forward to, time starts to pass extra quickly! So much so, that before you realise it, you time for relaxing has passed, and it’s time for you go back to your daily routine again, where time seems to pass so slowly.

Watching the clock on the wall seeming to tick very slowly the other day, it reminded me that we spend much of our time wishing time would go by quickly because we’re looking forward to something. But conversely, we also spend a lot of our time wishing time wouldn’t go by so quickly because when we’re doing something we enjoy or are spending time with loved ones, time seems to go by quickly.

Do we make the best use of our time each day? We spend our lives wishing our time away, but have we actually made the best use of each moment we have on this earth? I’ve found in my own life that it’s not until those I love have passed away that I wish I had spent more quality time with them. So please don’t make that same mistake as me, use your time carefully, and live for now instead of always wishing the future to become the present.

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All my life…that’s a lot of minutes and hours!

I wonder, have I made the most of every single minute and hour that I’ve already had on this earth? My honest answer is ‘No’, and I suspect many would also say they haven’t made the most of their time here so far.

Today I want to make a new promise – I want to acknowledge that God walks by my side, though every day. And so I want to promise that I will do all I can to live my life as God wants me to, making the most of every minute and every hour that I have available to me.

As I was leaving a building the other day, I encountered someone carrying several bags about to try to enter. I obviously held the door open for them to save them having to try to juggle the things they were carrying so they could open the door themselves.

As I held the door, I commented to the person that they had timed it perfectly for me to help them, they thanked me and agreed.

This got me thinking about timing and how, simply by accident or luck, I had managed to time something perfectly. While my perfect timing was simply by accident or sheer luck, God’s timing is planned and is always perfect.

So no matter how long you feel you’ve been waiting for an answer to a request, from God, remember He hasn’t forgotten you, He’s simply still planning his perfect moment to help you.

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Posted: December 9, 2016 in Christmas, family, holiday, life, stress
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Do this look like your calendar/diary at this time of year?

Christmas can be so hectic between trying to get everything and everyone organised for Christmas, possibly additional pressures at work and parties to go to or get the kids to.

Do you take time out at all for you, or do you just rush from one task or event to the next? We all need time out sometimes or we will simply burn ourselves out. So make sure you give yourself even just 5 minutes each day just to sit and chill, even taking that short time out will benefit you.

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save ~ Will Rogers

We all rush around from task to task and place to place, but have you stopped for a minute to wonder why we rush around?

Those times when you get something finished quicker than you expected, or your journey home took less time than usual, what did you do in those extra “free” moments you had?

Here’s something to fill your “free” time with – Tell those you love, how much they mean to you, as we often rush about so much that we forget to tell those who we love just how much we love them.

Why is it when you’re tired or fed up and can’t wait for a particular time to come so you can you home and chill, it feels like time has stopped?

Tick..tock…tick….tock…..tick……..tock……….tick………….tock…………….

Every clock and watch you look at seems to taunt you by moving extra slowly.

Even although time feels to be going by much slower than normal, you still manage to get less done than normal.

Your brain is not co-operating as no matter how much you try to concentrate on a task to keep you occupied and make time pass quicker, it simply does not happen.

So you finally get a chance to chill and relax, so does time suddenly go back to normal and go by at normal speed again? No! It suddenly decides to play catch-up with the time that passed so slowly! How is that even possible?

We probably just need to make the most of our time, however slowly, or quickly, it decides to pass, as otherwise we’ll stop one day and realise that our life has passed us by and we’ve achieved nothing.

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I recently noticed that after telling myself I’d have a 5 minutes break from the tasks I was undertaking, I ended up sitting about achieving nothing for about 20 minutes before I go back to the tasks I had intended doing. This got me thinking about how much time I waste each day, and how much more I could achieve if I just put my mind to it.

Maybe that’s why when I came across this Tim Fargo quote it really stuck in my mind:

You can’t make time; so those who waste the least, achieve the most. 

So let’s be high achievers by wasting less of our own valuable time.

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i love you lord

Life is busy, we all have so much going on, and there’s so many people and situations that we want to ask God to help that sometimes we can be so busy asking God for help that we can forget to say thank you for all the things He’s done for us today.

Have you thanked God for the gift of today, whatever that day may have included?

Did you thank God for the people who love and support you who were there for you today?

How about the roof over your head, or the food on the table, did you thank Him for them?

How about those prayers you’ve already uttered, have they been answered, and have you thanked God for answering them?

Thank you Lord for today, and the opportunities you’ve given me and the love and support that has surrounded me. Without you Lord, my days would be incomplete, so thank you for loving me.

3 things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed, and the TIME after it’s wasted. Choose wisely!

I saw the above quote by Nicky Gumbel last week on Facebook, and it really struck home with me – It is so easy to jump in and say something which you regret the second you say it; in the same way we regret not taking that chance the moment after it’s too late; and when we procrastinate and then wonder where our time has gone, we wish we could have out time back again.

Unfortunately in each of these circumstances it’s too late, so think before you speak, take a chance when opportunities present themselves and make use of every minute you have because you’ll never get any of those moments back again.

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Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

In the last while I’ve given you some ideas which will hopefully inspire you to implement them in your own life, and over the coming weeks I’ll share some others with you.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Don’t procrastinate, prioritise

I don’t know about you, but when I’m stressed, got too many things to do or my mind in on other things, I never seem to get anything done, because I procrastinate! Then when I don’t get anything done, I get more stressed and so I get myself into a vicious circle of stressing and under achieving.

So no matter whether you’re feeling on top of the world or you feel as if you have the world on your shoulders, focus on the tasks you have to do, prioritise them and then tackle each task in the order you’ve prioritised them. You’ll be surprised how much you achieve!

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