Always make time for other things.

As inspired by someone asking me, “where do you find the time to blog?”

Always find time to do things with your life. Both the shortest day and the longest day are always 24-hours long. it’s simply either you run the day or let the day run you. But if you ask me, utilize your time fully; maximize every minute. (Whoops! that might be the economist in me talking). Always make sure that you make the most with it. Make sure that you have time for your family, friends, work, and yourself. Time is more valuable than money. You can’t earn it, steal it, or take it back. Believe it or not, I’ve completed a short swim, a 2.5km run, a project meeting, and a set of panel questions within the past 2 days. While today and tomorrow, I’m off to dinner with my friends. Yet, I still have enough sleep and time to blog. (:

Oftentimes we hear people say, “I’m too busy.” But, in my opinion,  there’s no such thing as being “busy.” It’s all about managing time and setting priorities. “Focusing on [your career]” doesn’t mean you’re gonna do just that 24/7, 365 days a year. That simply makes you a boring 1Dimensional person. No one would want to be around such characters, not to mention hire them. “Focusing,” in general, means sitting there and putting in 100% of what you’ve got. Full concentration; no daydreaming, no procrastinating, no distraction. Then, after that stipulated time, go out there and do something else. Take the time to exercise, read the news, catch a movie, meet people, pick up a hobby or whatever – who cares?! This not only makes you a more “interesting” person, it also gives your mind a break and refreshes you for new ideas.

When planning your time, be active instead of passive. Plan to make it a little exciting. Seriously, would you look forward if it is something boring? Whatever it is, always make time. Time management means ensuring that there’s a time for everything instead of letting things be time-consuming.

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2 thoughts on “Always make time for other things.

  1. I like the thought that you either run the day or let the day run you. Everyone believes they have what is an awfully busy schedule, but I’ve found stress and business to be a relative term as everyone has a different threshold. It’s not always easy to find time to blog, but I set aside time one day each week and it’s not that bad!

  2. Yes! If we really look at our day, there is probably plenty of time that could be used in other ways. We have time when we make time, if we want something we will find a way. It is a matter of prioritizing and how internally motivated we are to do something. Thanks for the reminder!

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