A Time Management Idea

It’s not a bomb, it’s just time slipping away.

What is it with time? We watch it, we worry about it, we waste it, we use it as an excuse, we never seem to have enough of it; and no matter what we do, or no matter how hard we try, we cannot find more than 24 hours in a day.

The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland made a very important point with Alice when he said, “`If you knew Time as well as I do, you wouldn’t talk about wasting it”.

I wonder how much time we all waste in a week, yet we never seem to have enough time to accomplish all we need to get done, especially when it comes to feeding our minds?

Now there is no shortage of books and articles on time management. As a matter of fact, I typed “time management” into amazon.com; and found there were so many books on the subject that I didn’t have the time to look at them all. πŸ™‚

Although we’re not delving deeply into this subject, I have a suggestion that I believe will enrich your life and help you use some of your time more efficiently.

What I want to share with you is a suggestion on how to accomplish two things in the time it normally takes to do one. Now this isn’t a universal principal, and will not work on all tasks or jobs; but it works great when it comes to making drive, exercise, and around the house work time, more productive.

What do most people do when they drive, exercise or work around the house?

In my experience, most people crank up the music and let their minds wander.

Now, I’m all for music, and taking the occasional brain vacation; but wouldn’t it be more productive and helpful in the long run, if most of the time you fed your mind during these tasks?

Over the years I have collected many inspirational and motivational audio programs, as well as, many sermons and bible studies. Within these audio programs is a wealth of ideas, information, inspiration and motivation to feed the mind and spirit.

I don’t know about you, but I love to learn and I love to work on making myself the best myself I can be. The way you do that is by always learning and growing.

The great thing about learning and being inspired through audio programs, is you can do it while doing other things. You don’t have to carve out time each day, taking time away from something else, to listen to most of the material. And if you don’t have much material to listen to at this time, an investment in prayer and meditation will do wonders for your life.

When I’m driving, exercising or doing things around the house by myself, I will often use that time to listen to audio programs, or spend that time meditating on my life and/or praying. In doing these things, I am feeding and exercising my mind and spiritual muscles. I’m also doing this while doing other things, which is good time management.

When we say we don’t have time to listen to these kinds of audios, or we don’t have time to think about and contemplate our lives or even to pray, we’re not using our time efficiently.

How much time do you spend driving in week? How much time do you spending exercising in a week? How much time do you spend working around the house in a week?

If you added all that time together, how much time would you actually have to feed and exercise your spiritual and mind muscles?

Even listening to audio book stories while doing other things can feed your imagination, and exercise your mind.

Again, I’m not saying don’t listen to music, I’m just saying use your time wisely and do things that will feed your spiritual and mental muscles as well.

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