In a day there are 24 hours which is equivalent 1,440 minutes or 86,400 seconds. Approximately six of those seconds passed just to read the last sentence. Time does not stop for anyone or anything, it is one of the few things on this world that we cannot influence in any way shape or form. But, what we can do is choose to live every one of those seconds wisely.
I’m sure everyone has those days where it’s hard to get out of bed or those days where procrastination is a huge battle that seems fit for another day, because I know I do. Sometimes I just want to lay on my couch and scroll through the internet. I’m not talking about using the internet for useful articles and researching projects, I’m referring to scrolling through Pinterest to find useless DIY projects that there is a 99.87% chance that I will never start. Then later when I look back at all the things I could have been doing in those moments, I realize that I am not using my time to its fullest potential. I think of all the homework I could have done in that moment, so I could finish early and spend more time with my friends.
This was a big struggle for me my first semester in college, I found myself always pushing off homework and always pushing off studying. This would cause me to have to rush to finish my homework and cram right before an exam. I am not going to lie, my grades were not stellar my first semester. If only I had used my time efficiently, then I could have done much better within my classwork. Beginning with my second semester, I was more intentional to buckle down and not do anything else until my homework was finished. Since then when school is in session, I rarely find myself turning on the TV. I find that almost eliminating TV has enabled me to enjoy the little things in life to a larger level. Now I have better grades, and more time to spend with the people around me.
When time is up, it’s not going to be the social media posts or TV we watched that’s going to matter. It’s going to be the time we used to spend with others we care about that’s going to matter most. Use your seconds wisely, because you’ll never get them back once they pass.
Living to Serve,