Of all of the resources that you have at your command, time is the most precious.
Time, once spent, can’t be unspent.
Invested wisely, it can pay you dividends in quality of life. Used poorly, and you become filled with regret.
Time does something else amazing. It is able to show you what you truly value.
A few weeks ago, my wife and I went for a walk. It was a very long walk (9.4 miles). It took us almost four hours to complete!
As we were walking, I thought of all the other things that I could be doing. Since we started the walk at 1:00pm, the day would be mostly spent by the time we finished. I considered how I would evaluate my day when I slipped into bed.
Then it hit me.
This was an excellent use of my time! Not only were my wife and I working on our overall health, it provided us hours of uninterrupted quality communication. There were no distractions, except for nature. This was quality time.
The best way for you to figure out what you value is to put all of your events on a calendar. Then, after a week, review what you spent your days doing. If you don’t like what you see, change it.
It’s that simple.
Don’t waste your time doing things that don’t matter. Each day is a gift that deserves to be lived to the fullest!