Time, the most precious commodity

Isn’t it true that the more time spent on something the more it grows?  If you spend more time at your job, you will become more successful.  If you spend more time with your kids, your relationship will grow deeper.  If you spend more time at the gym, your fitness goals will be met.  But how much is too much?  Time is something we can never get back.  If we spend too much time on one thing, other things will get neglected.  As much as I love to exercise my biggest challenge is managing my time so that time does’t go by and I regret not spending more time in other areas.

When you are managing your schedule, make sure that you are writing down what is important to you and then spending the proper time on each. It’s like tending to a garden. If you focus all your time and attention on the tomatoes that is all you will get in the end.  In our world today with social media, world issues, and money driven lifestyles it is easy to get caught up in any and waste so much precious time.  My focus for you (and myself) today is take a step outside your everyday and see where your time is going.  What is important to you?  Are you giving  those priorities each proper attention to make a difference?

Happy Tuesday!

Carrie

Are you a snoozer?

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What time do you wake up in the morning?  With everything we have going on, waking up an hour early everyday can help you achieve so much more in your day.  After all, what would you do with an extra 5-7 hours in your week?  If you find yourself running out of time on a daily basis, you may be hurting your lifestyle by hitting the snooze button.  This is something I am personally aiming to work on the next few months.  Don’t forget when you wake up early, think about trying to get to bed a little earlier so that you still get 6-8 hours of sleep per night.   I know some require more sleep than others so you may have to try out different times if you end up tired from the earlier rise time.  Also, if you start waking up earlier you will find that it is easier to fall asleep earlier as your body adapts.

Waking up earlier will automatically reduce your stress levels because you have more time to set up for your day causing you to eat better and have more time to exercise (what a concept!!)  Adding this discipline will provide you with more benefits than you know.  Try it out!

Happy Friday!

~Carrie