How many time have you put this off?
Procrastination the curse that just keeps on taking.
Time and time again we are granted with opportunities to accomplish tasks yet we keep giving those opportunities away.
Time and time again and ironically we end up with less and less time…
I started a course a year ago and it expires today,
Guess who’s spending their evening trying to complete it… Me.
Even after a year of lockdowns and countless lazy days…
Think of your many years of procrastination; how the gods have repeatedly granted you further periods of grace, of which you have taken no advantage. It is time now to realise the nature of the universe to which you belong, and of that controlling Power whose offspring you are; and to understand that your time has a limit set to it. Use it, then, to advance your enlightenment; or it will be gone, and never in your power again
– Marcus Aurelius
We humans are like footprints in the sand
One moment we are here
The next the waves of time have washed us away
It’s easy to put your life on hold when you’re looking forward to or nervous about something.
‘Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future’
We’ve had these issues for a few thousand years by the looks of it.
But all those things that we could have done, whilst waiting for an uncertain future is such a waste…
I know because I am the king of it…
2020 was no doubt a lonely year especially for me (You can read about it in my posts about Rome)
So when get speaking to someone and the conversation goes well, All I want to do is talk to them, Kinda understandable but I miss out on, Reading, Studying, Writing, Not focusing 100% on my workouts…
And the majority of the time they amount to nothing…
So not only have I wasted time but got nothing out of it either…
We all do it,
like when you’re waiting to hear back from a job, you don’t apply for others, you just keep refreshing your emails hoping for that one that says congratulations…
I’m sure there are many other examples too…
But the moral is, The present is all we have, don’t but your life on hold for something not guaranteed.
You just need an hour
We all wish we had more time in the day.
We all want to do so much yet achieve so little
Yet we are that distracted, in the time we do have, we don’t utilise it,
We constantly flip from our work to our texts, To social media, to daydreaming then back to our work for a minute until the next text comes through and the cycle repeats itself.
But what if for just one hour you just focused and did some work? You would probably get more done in that hour than in 8.
And sometimes you need less than an hour, I don’t have time to work out, we say,
But you can get a good workout in 20 minutes… You don’t have a spare 20 minutes?
You have time, you just waste it mostly.
End of another year
This year for many hasn’t been the best, and I dont even want to think about 2021 just yet…
But despite the terrible year, it’s still swung around very fast
Most of us could have used our time better, myself included
But we probably didn’t.
So whilst we close out the year
Just take a 2nd to reminisce on how you spent your time this year…
And also take a 2nd to think of all the positives that happend
Because in all the doom and gloom
The bad, cannot exist without the good
But they often get overlooked