We always complain about our lack of time. We have only 24 hours per day, seven days per week, four weeks per month and 12 months to make everything happen. However, we also have a whole 24 hours, a whole week, a whole winter, spring, summer and fall to get all our stuff done. We even have 52 Mondays to start losing weight, to join the gym, to stop smoking or to break up with a toxic girlfriend or boyfriend.
I would say it is all about time management, but it is really not. It is all about your perception of time. Sometimes it seems that time is flying by — yesterday, you were 12 as you sat in your checkered flannel pajamas in the middle of messy room, surrounded by Christmas decorations, and carefully examined a new ornament for the Christmas tree. The room was filled with the smell of a hot apple pie, and mom’s tender voice called you for dinner. You probably had Kevin McCallister running away from the burglars on the TV screen as well. Now you are 22, sitting in a fancy black suit in your office, surrounded by empty coffee cups, paper, folders and notes, trying to figure out which topic will be the best for tomorrow’s interview. Wait, but Christmas 2007 was yesterday, right?
I believe that there is no strict measurement for time. Yes, we have seconds, minutes, hours, days and years. But why does it sometimes feel like it has been 2 hours, when it has been only 10 minutes? Why do some people not feel their age? Even though “numbers don’t lie,” as The Mynabirds sang, numbers do not always matter. It matters what kind of relationship you have with your time.
It matters how you treat your time. If you respect it, take advantage of it and use your time for good, you will fill your life with the best products of time — different events and emotions.
It’s important to be thankful for every moment of life. Although it might be tricky, it can be a good lesson for your future. Think positively even when it seems to be impossible. Be the owner of your life, and use your time beneficially.
There is a saying that time flies when you’re having fun. I believe that even if you are having a great time, you may soon forget that moment if you don’t take the time to be thankful for it. It will fly by just the way seconds fly, if you don’t turn this moment into memories, pleasant nostalgia, or life lessons.
Open your eyes widely in front of the time. Do not be afraid of your time. Realize that there are more interesting things going on than you think. Pay attention, treat every moment carefully and be thankful. Fill your life with time’s gifts — emotions, memories and lessons.