“I don’t have enough time for that!”
How many times a day do we say that? There never seems to be enough hours in the day to accomplish all we want or need to do. We work hard and exhaust ourselves and require “down time” to recover our sanity. So we flop down on the couch, flip on the TV, tap open our phones or tablets and laptops and veg out for the next hour–or three, all while complaining that we don’t have enough time.
We think we want to zone out and disconnect from the world, but is that really what we’re after? Maybe. Maybe we just want a refresher, a pick me up, a Red Bull for our soul. Tuning out doesn’t achieve any of those things, it simply gives us a temporary escape from more work or the things we know we should or could be doing. But if we set our priorities right, that down time could be better spent with things that actually do bolster our moods and minds. Things that could make us feel as if time was standing still.
Time is indeed short and work hard, but priorities are what we set them to be, not the clock. We can’t “make” time as we often say, but we can take time. Time with our wives, families, kids, and Bibles. Time laughing, joking, tickling, playing and learning. Time sharing, talking, reading and walking. Time interacting with those we love and things we love to do. Time engaging in better pursuits than absent-minded, inane button pushing. Did you take the time to smell the proverbial roses today? Do you remember what your kids are wearing today? What perfume your wife is wearing?
Time is what we make of it, how we spend it. While I agree there’s never enough, re-prioritizing what we do with it makes all the difference in our lives, moods and memories. I don’t think anyone on their death-bed ever looked back and wished for more time channel or internet surfing. How do you want to spend your time today? We are never guaranteed tomorrow, use your time wisely.