“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time is to say, ‘I don’t want to.’” — Lao-Tzu
What is time?
I always ask myself where all the time goes. What did I do with it? But then I realize time is not ours to be wasted or controlled. It isn’t the hands on the clock moving like we think. Time is just a construct by scientists and mathematicians that have evolved throughout our history. In an article in ThoughtCo time is simply a succession of events from the past to the present into the future as seen by physicists. Philosophy religion and the arts may have different definitions. But we settled on and think of time as the ticking of the clock. We have 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, and 24 hours in a day. But remember that these are artificial constructs and definitions that we have made. They aren’t laws.
Can You Control Time
The answer to this question is a matter of opinion. Some people believe that time can’t be controlled, while others think that it can be influenced to some degree.
There are many theories about time, and scientists are still working to understand its complexities. Some experts believe that time is a subjective experience, while others claim that it’s an objective reality. There are many questions about the time that remain unanswered. “Can time be controlled?” is a question that can easily be answered today with “no.”
Time is not ours to be wasted or controlled. Time can’t be controlled and it will always go forward tick by tick. It’s the nature of time and we can’t change that fact. But people have tried to control the speed at which time passes. But if you agree, we can’t control it because the clock is always ticking. What we can control is whether we can use it wisely or not.
In our fast-paced world, time is a precious commodity. Learning to use our time wisely is essential if we want to get the most out of life. You seem to control the speed of time by how you spend your day. If you spend your day doing fun activities, it will speed by. If you aren’t spending your time wisely, it will slow down. It’s up to you!
Five Steps to Using Your Time Wisely
To use time wisely you must not waste it. How do we waste time? Well, we waste time in chunks throughout each day when we watch TV, check social media without a real purpose, when we don’t have a plan for time’s use. Here are five things you can do to get the most out of each of your days. Time is not ours to be wasted or controlled, so if we follow these steps we won’t.
- Have a plan.
Plan each day and identify the most important things you want to do that day. You can plan to work on activities x, y, and z or you can plan to have a vacation day. But it’s your day to plan to use wisely.
- Prioritize your activities.
Prioritize them and do the most important when your energy is the highest. Scientists have proven that we have a daily energy cycle. You need to learn yours by tracking how you feel throughout your day. Then plan to work on the hardest things you have to do when your energy is highest.
We’re constantly interrupted. A notification bell when we get a new message. A ringing phone that we feel we must answer. Or a knock on our door. You can turn the notification bell off. You don’t have to answer the phone. Scheduled a do not disturb time when you’re doing your toughest work.
- Do the hardest things when your biological energy is at its highest level.
Are you a morning person or an evening person? During which part of the day is your energy at its highest? Whenever it is, this is the time when you should be doing the work that requires the most concentration.
- Live fully in the moment.
Living in the moment fully means to be fully aware of what is going on around you. If someone is speaking than you’re fully engaged in listening. When you’re actively being aware of your body and how it’s reacting to the activity.
Don’t just roll through life like a leaf on a stream without any care about what is going on around. Be a participant in your life one moment at a time.
Though we can’t control time, we can control how we spend it.
In our fast-paced world, it seems like time is constantly slipping away from us. We can’t control time, but we can control how we spend it. It’s important to make the most of every moment because we never know when our time will end. We should focus on the present and enjoy the moment because time is precious but not guaranteed.
“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” — Tony Robbins