Tag: time

Time is ticking!!!

At the risk of writing about something that is completely obvious, I am going to write about the fact that time is a concept that seems to have a will of its own. I have very little control over time; humanity has very little control over time. Well done if you figured this out before I did!!!

In a day, all we get is 24 hours which may or may not be enough depending on what you need to accomplish on that day. So many times people express frustration over running out of time. What really gets to me the more I think about time is how it seems to stand still when you want it to move fast! Whenever I am waiting for something to happen, time seems to move so slow that I feel like pulling my hair out with the frustration.I hate waiting,but time makes us wait.

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Photo credit: Google images

Why can’t we control time? Make things happen sooner than they actually do?  There are so many things that I wish would happen like yesterday, but NO, I have to wait  for the right time. I also imagine how fast the time moves when I don’t want my alarm to go off in the morning; 20 minutes snooze time feels like 5 minutes. And I also think back to the many times I wished the day would just finish already so that I could crawl back  into my warm bed after work…time would go by so slowly that I could literally hear that tick-tock sound on the clock.  I hardly hear that sound when I am not paying attention to the time.

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Photo credit: http://www.ikea.com

So today (after much reflection) I begrudgingly conclude that I am a slave to time. Time has us wrapped around its finger and we can do nothing, but wait for it. I know God sets the seasons and times for everything and with that, He made it impossible for us mortals to have any control over time. Things happen when they are meant to happen; day will turn into night and dawn will come at the set time…and this will continue to happen until the end of time…(I think).

What does this mean?  This means we have to find ways to adapt, find ways to use time wisely. That 24 hours in a day, pack in as much as you can in it and if you do not complete everything try again the next day. It is so tiring because it goes on and on until I don’t know when. And those of us who have too many hours in their day *side eye*, let us find a way to fill that time because one day we may not have that privilege.

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Photo Credit: Google Images

In my case, I believe I just made good use of my time writing this blog about time. And I believe if you have enjoyed reading this blog, you have made good use of your time too.




Help…I’m so distracted!!!

Learning how to deal with distractions is a skill, one that I realized I probably need to tap into. The thing with distractions is that they take your eyes away from the goal. By the time you realize it, you are steps behind. My mother used to call these “time wasters” and I did not understand at the time. I used to wonder, how can something that is fun and enjoyable be a “time waster”? But this is exactly how distractions work, they are fleeting joys that keep your mind or your whole body in other instances so occupied but at the end of the day you realize you did not get much done.


Learning to identify which things in your life are causing a distraction is the first step to actually dealing with them. Those things that take up an awful lot of time but don’t really amount to anything at the end of the day, SOCIAL MEDIA comes to mind. I often find myself scrolling for hours on Instagram looking at pictures of people I don’t even know and will probably never know. Or I am on the twitter streets for hours, but to be fair there is some valuable tidbits I get from there. But hours of that is probably a “time waster” for me. I am thinking reading a chapter from a book or taking a beauty nap could reap meaningful benefits.

Life needs a balance always and one cannot always be studying or working or being serious. But some distractions are so time consuming that it might be difficult to break away from them easily. This morning I identified my distractions, some are bigger than others but they all need to be dealt with. I do have better things to do with my time…sigh.

Wish me luck in getting back into FOCUS.

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