Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Only Time You've Got

"But I don't have time!" 
This is something I often tell myself when it comes to lifestyle changes or goals that I want to achieve. And its true, sometimes I don't have the time. But I don't think any of us have the time! 
Does anybody out there (besides the shamelessly lazy) have extra time just lying around? Can anyone purchase extra hours, or fill up a piggy bank full of spare time? No! We all have the same amount of time each and every day (give or take the daylight hours). 

Unfortunately, I need more time! I HAVE to have the time to do certain things, otherwise, other things don't get done. For example... Food prep. I hate the amount of me it takes to prep my food. But if I don't prepare my healthy meals, and essentially TELL myself what I am going to eat beforehand, that week will be full of nothing but empty calories, extra chocolate, and quick protein bars. Not exactly nutritious...

By trying out different time management philosophies, I've discovered that time is pretty relative. Its all in the way you look at it. Remember when you were in school, how 2:00 pm felt like the end of the day? Well, 2:00 in the afternoon is now more the halfway point in my day. There is so much that can be done in those hours, but you have to think bigger than just clocking in and clocking out. 

You must be an active player to get more out of your time. The more you plan ahead for your day, the less stress you have surrounding an event, and the more brain power can be focused on being present at the event, meeting, vacation, etc. You will be surprised at how much more time you actually have when you begin managing. Just like pennies, seconds add up! 

Of course, as much as we plan, life has a way of throwing us curve balls. But in the end, God will look at our lives to see what we did with the resources he provided us with. Its not about fame and fortune, being noticed, or how much green paper you can collect. Its about what you created, what you gave away, and what you endured. Its about how you managed your resources. Learn to manage your time, is the only time you've got!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Wobbly Steps

 I am taking wobbly steps. 
        They are far from certain, 
They are far from steady.
But I am moving forward, 
In a somewhat linear direction. 
      It is these wobbly steps
That will someday carry me farther
     Than I have ever dreamed of walking. 
So I will continue on with wobbly steps, 
     Forgiving myself for the halts and the falls
With the knowledge that I will only ever fail
     Should I cease to plod on with
Wobbly steps. 

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