Over the years, I personally never understood the meaning “Time is Precious”.  It wasn’t until I gave birth to my gorgeous daughter my whole perspective changed.  Time is always important, especially now!!!!  We are living in a world where there is hatred, racism, killings, and depression.  One person can’t change the world but one person could help out the world by focusing on their time.  So here are a few different aspects of time:

Important Time: This is the time we use to attend to the things that are of high importance in our lives; like working to earn a living, filling the role as a parent, and partner, paying bills, balancing our budget, attending school, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are all things that usually take up our important time.  Prioritizing these tasks will add value to our lives, and leave us with a feeling of fulfillment at the end of the day.

Interrupted Time: This time involves all of the things creep into our day that are unexpected.  Finding yourself stuck in traffic, missing the bus, or with an increased work load may get in the way of what you need to do.  You need to recognize that some of these time issues are out of your control.  This will help ease stress and lead to a better frame of mind so you can come up with alternate ways to tackle the issue at hand.

Escape Time: These are the moments when we simply need to get away from daily grind, to step back and away from the situation in order to clear heads. Using this time is very important for maintain sanity, especially if you find yourself being short tempered on the job or snapping at others. Simply stepping back to gather our thoughts can lead to making healthier choices.

Relaxing Time: The time we enjoy food , get caught up with what’s going on in the lives of friends, vacationing, watching TV, reading a book, or participating in something you love.  Setting time aside is a MUST.  Taking time to relax will re-energize the mind and body.  We’ll be able to reflect on what we’re grateful for like our jobs, loved ones, and health.  Sometimes we take these things for granted.

Bed Time: This the time everyone looks forward to, especially after a hectic day.  It is important to get at least 6-8 hours of sleep and get your body ready to handle the new day.  We need to use the time we have now, to embrace the good, to love ourselves, and to give life to others by showing we care.