Making the best use of your time sometimes has to do with knowing your value. Every day we have to make decisions on how we spend our time. Many times we will spend hours on things of little importance or value or even lacking in fun or entertainment. Why? Because we don’t think about the value of our time.
Your Time IS Truly Invaluable
When you think about it—your time is invaluable. You can’t buy more timer, per se. You can pay someone else to do something that would otherwise take your time. But, you can’t go back in time and get the wasted time back for anything…the argument with your friend/lover/child that should of never happened and you know you need to get over anyway, the driver that cut you off and almost caused an accident that you talked about for weeks, the time spent sitting on a couch looking at a square that shows you other people’s lives (TV)…none of it.
Life Is About Decisions
Obviously we are not going to make 100% use of every minute of every day. We need to have fun time, personal time, fitness time, relationship time, work time, living life time…but if we thought about time as the irreplaceable commodity that it is every minute of every day, we would definitely use our time as wisely as possible. So while we can’t think this way 100% of the time perhaps we could think about it a little more often.
Sherri Sue Fisher, author of TimerOrganizer and TimerDiet
August is #Admit You’re Happy Month, but today I am “Just Fine.” I am not happy or sad, just fine. Some days I have pockets of happiness and others pockets of sadness. But right now, in this moment, I am “just fine.” It is as if society doesn’t have a place for me being just fine. Am I hiding my feelings? Is it possible to be just fine? I think I am just fine therefore, I AM.
Happiness Guilt Trip
It appears that if I am not happy, then perhaps I am ungrateful or selfish or defective. At what point in society did we decide that being happy was a mandate? It used to be that having a good work ethic was of the utmost importance. Then we decided that work was not the be all end all, happiness was. “As long as my kids are ‘happy’” (as they engage in destructive behavior in search of happiness), “I just want them (my spouse, partner) to be happy” (as they are walking off to divorce court), “I am just not happy anymore” (as if happiness is to be a constant state of mind). Don’t you think if you had to do it all over again, you would not wish for happiness? Happiness is fleeting at best and it is there to give us appreciation when we do not have it. Happiness was never meant to be a constant state of mind.
Gratefulness is NOT Happiness
When I went through severe financial difficulty in the summer of 2011, I was grateful that my basic needs were still met by God, but I was NOT happy. When my oldest daughter was struck by a car and was killed at the age of 33 in 2012, I was grateful that it was instantaneous and her suffering was not long lasting. I was NOT happy. When I ended what could have been a very bad relationship over a decade ago, before it was, I was grateful for the wisdom, but I was NOT happy. Being grateful is not synonymous with happiness. Conversely, one can be happy and completely ungrateful for what caused them to be happy.
What Makes Me Happy
Special moments with my kids and grandkids, watching a funny movie, getting enough of the winning numbers on a lottery ticket to buy lunch, an unexpected kiss, making someone else smile, there are many more but they happen spontaneously. I don’t demand happiness, it just happens or it doesn’t—as it is meant to be. So I am off to my “just fine” life and that is perfectly fine with me, in fact…it makes me quite happy…
Sherri Sue Fisher, author of TimerDiet and TimerOrganizer
This is the last of a four part series on Back to School. The last two weeks at www.TimerDiet.com/blog there were two blogs, one on nutrition and exercise and the other on cooking focused on Back to School. Last week on TimerOrganizer the focus was on organizing schedules for the family and chores for the kids. This week we are going to talk about teaching kids on how to organize their time and the concept of goals.
This is the last of a four part series on Back to School. The last two weeks at www.TimerDiet.com/blog there were two blogs, one on nutrition and exercise and the other on cooking focused on Back to School. Last week on TimerOrganizer the focus was on organizing schedules for the family and chores for the kids. This week we are going to talk about teaching kids on how to organize their time and the concept of goals. Continue reading Back to School→
Last Friday I did a Back to School blog for www.TimerDiet.com/blog discussing breakfast, lunch, and snack time for kids along with daily physical activity. Today I want to talk about organizing our time and helping our kids organize their time, and this includes chores and other various activities. Right before school used to be when my daughters and I would have our family meeting. We would have them at various times throughout the year, but for sure before the school year started we would discuss plans for the new school year. On the table were topics of activities the girls wanted to be involved in, schedules, and of course household chores.