Time is something we can never get back. So instead of wasting it or craving more time with the people, we love, why don’t we try to embrace the time we have?
Wasting time and or craving it is one of my biggest pet peeves, but I’m still guilty of not spending my time productively. And I’m not alone in how I spend my free moments, especially in the age of social media. We spend so many minutes on our phones that we waste the special moments we looked forward to instead of truly cherishing it.
I know first-hand how vital our time is, especially those rare moments we get with family and friends. Because I am disabled, I can’t drive. With the exception of appointments, I stay at home for weeks or even months. Therefore, I’m lucky to see my friends just once a month for a couple of hours. Because I typically have such limited time with friends, I soak up every single second I can get with them, especially with COVID-19 happening too.
My disability makes me much more aware and appreciative of free moments, and I know that I need to embrace the time that I have rather than waste it. I understand why we all wish that we could have more downtime, but making the most of the experiences we have is what really matters.
So why waste time complaining about how little time you have when you can spend it with loved ones or use it to explore new hobbies? If you can spend hours mindlessly scrolling through social media, then you can devote those hours to something you’ll truly care about later on in life. We place so much value on photos of loved ones no longer here when we should put that much care and thoughtfulness into the time we get to spend with family and friends now.
We selfishly waste so much time on things that don’t truly matter. But the real keepsake is time – and using it to the fullest. So embrace special experiences and people, and use your time more efficiently. Your whole outlook on life will change for the better.