What’s the TIME right now? Did you check? Anyway, you seem to have spare TIME and that is why you are reading this writeup. Or, do you have tasks that have been delayed to be completed at some later time? If you’ll be completing it sooner, well and good but if not, you are wasting something really precious. So precious, once gone and would never return.
We can’t emphasize enough to explain to people the importance of time. During our childhood days, we were always told that we shouldn’t be wasting time and doing what we ought to. Well, of course, the advice saying you should be studying all the time and perhaps would be the best way to utilize time, is not correct. Life is more than just studying and time can be utilised in much better ways. In fact, life is so vast that you would find yourself tied up to a pretty tight schedule your whole life! Sure, we don’t want that and would want to make the most of our life with enjoyment.
We’ll outline how to make the most of your time in this useful guide below:
- Define your Goals:
Make a list of all the goals you want to achieve. It can be short-term or long-term. Your short-term goals could be — waking up early, brushing before going to bed, completing your commitments before the deadline, etc. Long term goals may include —exploring investment options, owning a vehicle, etc. This will ensure that you are prioritizing tasks that would be helpful to you in the short and long run. Also, you won’t regret later for spending time on things that would do little good in your life.
Once your goals are defined, it’s important to choose what needs to be given more priority. You wouldn’t want to spend more time on X which has little importance than thing Y. Remember to not delay or put away things that need to be done right away. In case you feed the delay, you would eventually be programming that habit within you. This will hamper the progress of your goals.
- Taking Breaks in between Tasks:
It’s important that you don’t jump on to your next task without having a break after the previous task. A break allows your mind to be relaxed and, in the meantime get ample time for readying itself for the next task. You can go for a brief walk or engage yourself in some light-hearted activity.
- Setting Time Limit for Tasks:
You can’t keep yourself going with the same task for an extended time unless it’s of utmost necessity. Otherwise, you might end up finding little to no time for your other tasks. Every task should have a set time to get it done. At times, doing this could also be a lifesaver in situations and prevent problems that could crop up later.
- Filter out the Unnecessary:
When we talk about priorities, we should also take a close look at things that are unnecessary or are simply wasting your time. Meditate on what needs to be kept aside and where to allot time for your planned priorities. Remember, your time is too precious to be spent on those unwanted priorities.
These were the few essential points that we wanted to turn your attention to underline the importance of time and how you can effectively utilise it. Your teenage years are when you have enough time to get things done just before you enter the competitive race. That’s not to say that one can’t achieve those things later in their life. Anything is possible at any given point in time. Time must be utilized wisely. If not, we can assure you that regret will haunt you for the rest of your life. Turning Point Counseling Services has been successfully shaping the lives of many people by providing valuable Career Counseling. Go ahead and help us help you!