Thursday, April 30, 2015

Making the Most Of Time

As I have grown as a young adult, the sickening reality sunk in a little deeper each year. Maybe it's obvious, as much as technology has taken over the world, but it's still hard for my stubborn mind to realize.

I waste a lot of time.

Time, of course, is fleeting. I see it pass every day of my life and yet, I don't truly see it. Sometimes I underestimate the precious moments of life: Laughing with my family. Being outside. Reading the Bible.

With that thought in mind, here are a few things I have come up with so that we can make the most of our time. And the thing is, most of these things are incredibly simple.

Be open minded. This might be the thing I struggle with the most. I am a very thoughtful person, but I am also easy to influence. The problem is, once I get something stuck in my mind, I don't want to change. Suggestions that my ideas could be wrong almost always rub me the wrong way. But I come to see that if we get a new perspective on things and hear others out, our whole world might just get flipped around. Which brings me to my second point...

Listen. Sure, talking and expressing yourself is great, but you can only talk about the things you know. I would probably sound very stupid if I talked about a lot about things I don't know. This is hard to understand sometimes, but we can only learn if we listen. I have learned many things from many people, just by listening. We can accomplish much by speaking and writing, but without listening, we'd have a hard time creating anything at all.

It's okay to be optimistic.  I heard someone say that being pessimistic is the best thing because "you'll never be disappointed and sometimes you'll be happily surprised." That sounds fine, but often, the reason things don't work out is because I didn't have the right attitude to begin with! Our attitude effects our actions. Trust me, our actions will lack if we are not the least bit. Sure, you will get disappointed, but you will find that being happy and hopeful is worth the disappointment.

Be excited to learn new things. I know, I know, school seems to be the curse of this world, but where would we be without it? If you stop and consider it, the things we learn at school are actually quite amazing. And there are other people all over the world that wish they could know more, but don't have the resources. We are blessed to have school, people, no matter how hard it is. Everything has a purpose and we learn about those purposes every day.

I hope you enjoyed my list. Time is passing and we need to make the most of it. My apologizes for checking out of blogging this week. I had a story to write. But thank you ever so much for 47 followers

What do you think of these points? What are you doing to make the most of your time?


  1. Awesome post :) I quite agree with number two, and found number three particularly helpful.

    - Ellie

    1. Thank you! Me too, especially three, in most situations:)

  2. Be excited to learn new things. This especially speaks to me at the moment because I'm completely bored with school, and if only I trained myself to be interested in all the fascinating subjects I take, I would be happier. Being optimistic is another, because we may as well be happier rather than unnecessarily unhappy.

    The Life of Little Me

    1. Yes, I know. It is hard to be excited about learning new things, especially when you're tired of school. But being optimistic affects everything in life and that's why it's so awesome.

  3. I love these Sarah! I think so many people are pessimistic and I think that should change...and we should make the most of the time God has given us! Thanks for this encouragement :)

    1. Thank you. Yes, I agree. Our time is limited and you never know when it could be gone.


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