Why Your Time is Valuable

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Image of the interior of a taxi cab and the phrase, Why Your Time is ValuableDo you think your time isn’t valuable?

Are you looking for some inspiration when it comes to protecting your schedule?

In this post, I offer three helpful reminders as to why your time is extremely valuable.

You have to take care of yourself.

Everyone has basic needs.

At the very least, you need food, shelter, air, water, and clothing to survive.

In today’s world, that translates to spending your time working for money, and then taking the time to purchase the items you need.

Beyond basic needs, you also need to take care of family members, do housework, run errands, and much, much more.

If you add up all the time you spend taking care of yourself, why, that’s a lot of time!

While things like errands and personal affairs might seem like trivial items, remember they are what allow you to live and flourish.

This care time is extremely important  and can’t be ignored.

Your time belongs to you.

As odd as this may sound, your time is your own. It isn’t anyone else’s.

That being said, you can’t borrow someone else’s time. You most certainly cannot walk into a store and purchase a bag of extra time as needed.

How you choose to spend your time is entirely up to you.

If you think you don’t have time, keep in mind that each and every day, you’re given a wealth of time to use. That’s 24 hours, each and every day, that is available for you to use.

The only question is, how are you going to use it? Are you going to use your time, or are you going to give it to someone else?

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You only get one chance to live your life.

What do you want to do in your life? What are your hopes, dreams, goals, and aspirations? Do you long to travel the world, find your dream job, start a family, open a business, find the love of your life, or do you want to do something else entirely? Your thoughts, wishes, dreams, and goals matter.

No monetary value can ever be placed on a life. This is exactly the reason why it is so important you value the time you have on planet Earth.

Are you going to let the time in your life be filled with trivial matters, or are you going to fill it with all of your hopes and dreams?

What do you want to accomplish in your life? There’s no time like the present to begin. Remember, you only get once chance to live the life you want to live.

How about you? Do you think your time is valuable? What are you willing to do to protect it? Join the conversation and leave a comment below!

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Rashelle Isip is a New York City-based professional organizer and productivity consultant who helps people get organized so they can stress less, have more fun, and be happier at home. Her work has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, Business Insider, and The Atlantic. Get access to her free guide, 10 Simple Ways to Make Your To-Do Lists More Effective, by clicking here.
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2 Responses

  1. Mona

    What a great piece to read just coming from this long Labor Day Weekend. Well written.

    • Rashelle

      Thanks so much, Mona. It’s nice to hear the timing of the post was “just right.” I’m glad it inspired you. Have a great week!