Friday, April 22, 2011

Is Time More Valuable Than Money? - Tips on how to manage your time and enchance your quality of life

Most people look at their bank accounts with great attention and assess how much money they have to spend, to invest, and to give away… But, they don’t look at their time the same way, and end up wasting this incredibly valuable resource. In fact, time is much more valuable than money because you can use your time to make money, but you can’t use money to purchase more time.

Time is the great equalizer… Each day has only 24 hours - nobody has any more than anyone else. Everyone, from poets to presidents, fills those hours, one after the other, until they are all filled up. Every single minute is unique, and once gone, can never be regained.

People often say, “I don’t have the time to…” Fill in the blank with whatever you like: exercise, make dinner, write a book, start a company, run for political office, enjoy the outdoors by fishing or hunting. What makes these people think that they have less time than anyone else? Of course they don’t. We all have the same 24 hours in each day and make real decisions about how we spend them. If you really want to get in shape, then carve out time to exercise. If you want to write a book, then pick up a pen and do it. If you want to run for president, then get started. And, if you want to enjoy the outdoors and fish or hunt, then make a plan, act and do. It isn’t going to happen if you plan your day around your favorite TV shows or spend hours updating your Facebook page. These are entertaining distractions that eat up your irreplaceable time.

For instance, there is a woman named Audrey Carlson several years ago who was struggling to figure out how to spend time with her friends and take care of her growing family. She started a group called “Chop and Chat.” Every Sunday six friends got together to cook at a member’s home. Each member brought the ingredients to make a different recipe that was then split into six portions. Members took home six different main courses for the week. Chop and Chat was an inventive way for the women to cook together, socialize, and prepare meals for their families. Folks, you can apply this same concept for your interests.

There is an oft-quoted saying that "time is money." You can interpret this to mean that time is a valuable currency. In fact, each day another 24 hours is deposited into each of our “bank accounts.” We get a choice about how to spend these hours. We decide how much we spend right away, how much gets invested for the future, and how much we give away. The worst choice is to waste these hours by letting them slip away.

It is estimated that only 2% out of all outdoors women are active 50 to 100 days with in a year, and there are 20% that would like to participate and learn more about a particular outdoor sport if they simply had the time and were not intimidated to contact a group to learn more and find the time to do so…there are a lot of great programs and events out there for women such as the BOW program sponsored by the DNR “becoming an outdoor women” etc – that are dedicated to teaching women to appreciate the great outdoors, safety, etc.

Ladies if you are interested in outdoors activities, then take a moment and visit – you may just discover an event or learning clinic that you can fit in your schedule.

Take your passion and make it happen….don’t be a couch potato – make a plan, then act and do!

Information with out implementation is useless…learn, act and do!

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