What Should I Spend My Time On?
It’s great to manage your time but you should also know why and on what to spend your time.
Why should I manage my time? Because Time is precious and can never be recovered. When you find out what is important to you, you spend time developing it. When you spend time on it, it becomes part of you and when it does you become great at it and at executing it effortlessly. Take for example, a violinist. To get good at playing the violin, he/she must spend nothing less than two hours everyday practicing different tunes. Some people even spend four to five hours daily because the more time you spend, the better you get.
Now, what should I spend my time on? The things that are most important! For now, the most important things are your studies, your relationships and your hobbies/talents. When you focus on the things that are important, every other thing fades away. Check yourself, what time do you like to read and do your assignments? One to two hours is not too much to spend reading every day. It might be hard at first but when you start, it becomes a habit and you feel weird when you don’t. If you love to do this immediately after school, speak to your parents so they hold your chores till you are done. If you prefer to do it just before you go to sleep, great! Knowing when you’re comfortable helps you to assimilate better. As much as your school work is important, it’s also important to build great relationships. Don’t neglect to discuss with your parents about your day. Play brings families and friends closer. Always look for opportunities to participate in activities with your family and friends. Even if you’re one who likes to be alone, try as much as possible to build true relationships because they are important to live a well rounded life.
Lastly, what are your hobbies? Even as small as playing football with your friends or reading a novel. Always find time to do what makes you happy. If you think you need to draw out a Table to better manage your time, write out a list of everything you do and ask an adult to help.
I hope you take these tips to heart and use them to make your life better.