How to Manage your Time doing the Important Things you Love – Part 1

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Bob Marley was not the only Reggae Artist to be Wise

Legendary Reggae star John Holt once sang, the hugely successful hit “Time Is The Master”, and he was of course right…well, as far as the title he was.

Finding time to blog is getting harder by the day…baby J is growing by the day…and will soon be wanting me to take him to the park for football practice every evening…and that’s after coming home from work.

Time is the master indeed, and what governs our daily activities whether we like it or not…

“We can never turn back the pages of time, though we may wish to relive a happy moment, or say good-bye just one last time, we never can, because the sands of time continue to fall, and we can’t turn the hourglass over.”

~ Anonymous

As much as I can be  impatient with people at the best of times, but in regards of “Time” it makes me look like quite a saint…

“Time waits for no man.”

On the other hand, Jiddu Krishnamurti thought that we should all dispense of the knowledge of psychological time (past, present & future) because it will only delay action towards transforming ourselves for the better…

“Insight is not of time – right? Time is thought, time is memory, time is experience, knowledge, and as long as we depend on time, which is divisive, therefore conflict, and to see this, to perceive the actuality of this, then only is there an insight into it.”

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Use your Time for doing Important things you Love in your Life

For me, time is a priceless commodity because we have so little of it and once it has gone we can never get it back.  So it is imperative that I put my main priorities in life at the forefront in everything I do.  I tend to think that we all waste too much precious time doing the things that doesn’t serve any beneficial purpose to our lives.

My advice is to become “the master of time” and manage it by doing the things that are  important in your life, especially the things that you love and that enhance your existence.

Personally, my family are one of the very few things for whom I love and find important in my life, and they prompt me to manage my time the best way I can so that I can spend quality moments with them.  I still have some way to go in finding the right balance between spending time with myself and with my family, but I’m getting there.

Now out at the Cinema!  ‘Terminator 6: Rise of the Vengeful Neglected Family against Dad The Blogger’

Right!  I’ll be taking some much needed time off (before the Mrs kills me) from blogging so that I can spend some valuable time (I owe them that) with the family this coming weekend, so as  Arnie would say, “I’ll be back!”

Forget Swine Flu…Just don’t Contract Desire or Fear.  Take it away, Jiddu!

In the meantime, I will again leave my blog in the capable hands of the philosopher and spiritual teacher, Jiddu Krishnamurti to impart some of his own observations and wisdom on society being trapped in the movement of time, whilst suffering from fear because of it…maybe they should spend their time reading this post.


More Wise advice to come for my Family Members in the Blogosphere

When I get the chance to re-assume responsibility for this blog (which will be sooner rather than later), I will provide a more in-depth look at time management and will offer conscious ways on how you can better manage your time for you to do the important things that will enhance your own personal development, productivity and life in general.

I will also offer more advice on ways to avoid wasting time on superficial activities (such as striving for the illusions called ‘Status’, ‘Success’ and ‘Power’) that fail to benefit your own personal growth and self-contentment.

So look out for part 2 of the series, “How to Manage your Time doing the Important things you Love” in the near future.

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6 Comments

  1. Do everything at your own pace. I think that’s the best way to measure time. Not by the clock.

  2. Jason Cooper says:

    Yes, the clock is the enemy of man in my opinion. We’re so busy watching it that we don’t actually get anything done.

    Cheers, NP!

  3. Brian says:

    Time is precious indeed, don’t waste a second because your last seconds will be here before you know.

  4. Jason Cooper says:

    Yes Brian, as Marcus Aurelius once wrote in his ‘Meditations’, “Live each day as if it were your last.”

  5. asfahan says:

    great blog keep up the good work

  6. Jason Cooper says:

    I will try…thanks!