REWIND YOUR LIFE........WASTED TIME......STARTING OVER....TODAY
By Dianna-Brianne on April 10, 2014
………STARTING YOUR LIFE OVER….
I often hear people say “If only I could live my life over……” and I think many of us have said that…..Wasted time…..How would we live life over…? Would we do exactly what we did, some of what we did, or change most of what we did? Everyone likely has a different answer…
We can’t go back….We can’t rewind….It might be great if we could….We can only live in today and the future if we have it…..The decisions we make today create our tomorrows…..The best way to enjoy life is to start now and not wait for some elusive day to enjoy life….
So I got this idea of FASTFORWARDING…..Pretend like we are many years into the future….and we decide to REWIND our life back to TODAY….this very day……What choices would we make in this day and going forward if we could look back say 10, 20, or even 30 years from now….What would we say to ourselves today…..from the future…..
To me this is a good perspective to take…..A way to make sure we are living our best life……Pointing our lives in all the right directions……I see so many people where it is obvious they are on the “STUPID TRACK” of life….They are making obvious wrong decisions….even they know that……They especially need to take a look at their lives and how they want to live it….
I don’t know about you…..but I simply don’t want to spend another moment wasting my time….I think of time more precious than gold……In my 20’s and before that I wasted so much time on stupid stuff……Excess TV shows that had nothing to give me but entertainment…Spending countless hours on the phone chit chatting over stupid stuff….Giving time to people I should clearly have never given my time to……giving time to situations that I should have never opened the door to….doing things I didn’t really want to do but did anyhow because others wanted me too….sort of people pleasing I guess….I simply refuse to do any of it anymore….I have learned to say “NO” to more things than I say “Yes….” to….
For me, it starts with people….I realize that most people do not belong in my life up close and personal. Even some of the ones who belong a little in my life do not any longer belong a lot….Only those few select few who deserve and warrant space in my life do I now give my quality time to. The rest get the left over time if there is any….I know you may think I sound selfish….and that is fine if you do….perhaps I needed to be more selfish all along….What I have discovered is that people who are happiest also tend to be a little selfish….
Now I did not say big time selfish…that is a whole other blog and I do not believe in big time selfishness at all….I am generous of spirit….but I also don’t believe we owe everyone everything nor do we owe everyone our time….Only some people do we owe our time to….the one’s who are deserving of it….
Moving on to Situations….Not all situations or events deserve my time….I have wasted more time on stupid stuff in my life than I care to remember…nothing bad….but just empty things that wasn’t going to give me back anything in return…..TV SHOWS that gave me nothing….Places that really had no real purpose to go other than because I was a bit bored…..Parties I went to that I really didn’t want to be at….Invitations I accepted because I felt guilty if I didn’t go…..Church events that simply were not right for me……Requests by others to join them in things I wasn’t interested in……I am not going to say any of those things were necessarily bad for me…..but they were simply a waste of time. I didn’t really come out with any learning from them or significant enjoyment other than I learned not to waste my time….If I love what I am doing that is not a waste of time.....but if I am not enjoying what I am doing it can be very much a waste of time if it is something I am not obligated to do or something I truly do not need to do....
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