I am rethinking time, or did I really ever think of time properly before, or did you? I am well into my senior years and just resolved to consider time much more seriously. Fortunately, I am not regretting my misspent youth nor am I thinking of things that I never did. I am okay with my past life, but I am concerned with how I spend my time now and in the future.
First, I decided to change the way I use my time and amazingly, changed my life in a major way. I know a quote, "Change the way you manage your time, and change your life". Change your time and change your life, that simple. I am not sure that the change in my life was a good decision. I do know that I needed a change. I don't have a bucket list. When I wanted to do something; I managed to do it or try it and fail. Everything we try, does not work. That's life. Life is a grand experiment so we live, learn, and grow.
Second, Change the way you think of time, and amazingly, you will change the way you think of the people in your life and in your circle. Some people just became a waste of time. These were people who had little credibility, or/and were just unkind people. Naturally, the next obvious plan for me was to put myself in places and situations with people of a different sort, honest and kind people. Sounds like a no-brainer, but if you really think about it, how many people spend most of their time with people that lack character or are boring I am not snobbish and I don't fill my head with being better than these people; I just don't see a value in spending time with them. I do value people, all people; but I also value my time and I just don't have time to spend in that way. I need to spend my time with people that I add insight and are kind to me.
Third and last, by valuing time, I need to DO MORE that is productive. I know, you and I are already feeling old and tired, but people our age and much older and are doing amazing things, so it may be our attitude that is limiting us more than our age. We need to compile a list of people over 60 or 70 who are doing amazing work. I see older people working in restaurants and fast food and limping also. I am amazed, so they are amazing. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85, has cancer and just had surgery and she is back at work as a United States Supreme Court Justice. We have a President who is over 70 and two who are running or plan to run who are over 75. Why, and what keeps these people going? Answer that and you may decide that you can do and want to do a whole lot more. I know, some of us may risk looking foolish or we may fail, but should that stop you?
Are you ready to rethink your use of time? I know a lot of us are thinking we just want to relax and enjoy life and that is your choice, but are you sure that you won't have regrets later and are you feeling that rested and joyful? A rethink wouldn't hurt; would it? Rethinking on a regular basis is what we need to do with our lives. Changing the way you spend your time will change your life. I just read an article on Brain Health and it was concluded that having new experiences is the best thing for brain health and I believe it. The article said that we need to be with other people, so passive and solitary pastimes may not be what is healthy for us. We do many things by default and not by really thinking at all. Thinking would be a good idea and just let your mind wander all over the place with possibilities. The article on Brain health also says that is very healthy. Thinking requires a really open mind and information and a conclusion. If you rethink, it is unlikely that you will come up with exactly the same way to spend your time. Remember if you change your use of time, you will change your life.
What can you or I do at this point in our life; that is a question that deserves some time and attention. We don't throw money out the window, but we do let you our time slip away. I just spent time writing a blog and if it changes one life a bit for the better, then it is time well spent. Using our time well may mean to make the life of others better.Recommended1 recommendation