Hey, guys! Its been a really long time since I’ve blogged on here. There’s so much going on with school! By the way, How long has it been since i’ve posted my last entry?! LOL. Alright lets get down to business! So lately, I’ve been thinking about time. Time has become something so significant. It’s almost crazy to think that days, months, years go by within just a blink of an eye. How does one even fathom that? Time goes on sometimes and we don’t even realize it, its kinda like- oh, shit, i lost track of time, now on to my other thing i need to do-. I really don’t want to sound like some old-timer, but its because we focus too much on social media and it could be why we cant accomplish much with the constant incessantness of social media. Imagine the amount of time we spend on social media in a day, and subtract that from the time in a day…. That is a lot of time “wasted”. Don’t get me wrong, its not like I’m completely against social media, its great, but there has to be a chance for you to breathe, and then go back in.
Speaking of time “wasted”, are there times where you feel like there isn’t enough time in a day to do what you want to do? In other words, do you end up feeling like you did less than what you initially set out to do? Maybe we make a to-do list and hope we accomplish each of the tasks we intend to do. Anyway, i’ve recently noticed that when we worry about the things we have to do and the time it takes to do all of it, on top of trying to do it right, it often causes unnecessary anxiety and stress. So simply, just focus yourself on doing the things you need to do and nothing else. The more you become productive in doing something as simple as studying for that exam and doing work, among other things, the more focused you become on your success. In a way, being productive with your time is a way for you to use you time wisely.
Now I’m not saying that there is no right way of using your time, but what i am saying is that i’ve learned that productivity and using your time wisely to get ahead-whether it’s through taking that one college course or planning out your dream vacation, or just jotting down on a piece of paper, your dreams, aspirations, and goals. For me, what helped was making a dreams poster. A dreams poster is set up in that you put a couple of pictures of your support system in the center, so family, friends, and around it put pictures of what you aspire to be and the kind of person you want to become. On mine i have all my academic goals, places i would love to travel to, my role models, etc.
These are just a few of the many things there are in this world that you can do with your time. Bottom line: Focusing on yourself and what you set out for yourself, is what promotes productivity and well-being.
When we want something to happen in our lives, its very unlikely that it comes to us at an instant. For example, if we want to have success in our lives, we have to learn what the steps are in becoming a successful person. In a sense, you can’t just skip to the parts you want, and expect the same results. It takes drive and time. You have to be able to push yourself to think growth and what is realistically possible. While it isn’t easy, you have to stay consistent with it.
This next topic I’m going to talk about ties into time but it’s the subtle fact that in today’s world, with all the technology used to communicate with people, theres not a lot of time in a day for people to just meet up and talk.
But you’d think that normally most teenagers, go out to high school football games or the movies or late night burger king runs(i dont know if that’s even a thing). Especially on friday nights! For example, i love to go out and have fun, but maybe for some people it isn’t as easy to make plans and just go out. There are some people who don’t like to go out and would much rather stay home, and just text people or do whatever. I don’t know about you, but aside from just hanging out and having a great time, I really love sitting down, maybe having some food, drinks, and just talking with someone. I used to love texting people and talking on the phone, but now, I’m more into meeting up with people for food and such. I mean don’t get me wrong, going out every once in a while isn’t always a bad thing, but its good to get some space from just doing work and stressing about work. Like i said before, sometimes we have to take some time to breathe and then go back in.
Maybe taking a breather doesn’t always mean taking a break for a short period of time, it could mean that we could set aside some time to meet with a friend and just talk.
Well anyways, let me end with a quote to sum up everything that i talked about in this entry.
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”- Andy Warhol
Alright guys! have a great weekend!