title:Time is Gold
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. Carl Sandburg (1878 – 1967)
How do you spend most of your spare time? Do you sit in front of the TV for hours? Do you speak on the phone for long periods of time? Do you sit outside and watch your neighbors come and go? Do you play computer games? I personally do not believe that any of the activities I mentioned above are wrong. To maintain our sanity we must also have time to relax and socialize. However, when you allow any of these time consuming or addictive behaviors to take over your life then there is an imbalance and, it is most likely preventing you from engaging on other productive activities. An example of this is: When a teenager looses track of time playing video games and does not do his or her homework. If such a problem happens only once then it might not be a big deal. However, if this behavior continues then it might lead to failing the class. Not a good thing!
If you are thinking: school days are over for me so, this does not apply to me you are wrong! As long as you have dreams, desires, goals etc. There’s always something to do. Have you being thinking of starting your own business? Then you should probably be doing some research. Would you like to see changes in y our community? Then you should join a local association that focuses on helping the neighborhood.
Here are some tips that can help you maintain track of time and how well it is spent:
Asses yourself, is your life leading towards your personal desires? What changes would you have to make?
Setting and defining goals in a timely manner
Scheduling your time; long term and short term
Schedule and limit your leisure time in order to avoid distractions
Spend your time well,