WASTED TIME OR LEISURE TIME – YOU DECIDE

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I learned something new yesterday

that shocked me.

I read some research that said

Americans tend to WASTE TIME

in the SAME WAY…..EVERY DAY!

The article explained that

there’s a DIFFERENCE between

LEISURE TIME and WASTED TIME.

LEISURE TIME is purposeful

relaxation and enjoyment.

It’s good for you.

WASTED TIME is…..

well, just a waste of time.

Hmmmm……

The article further said that

TIME WASTED IS LIFE WASTED.

We’re wasting hunks of our life

every single day.

WOW!

We’re not only wasting time every day,

we’re doing it in the SAME WAY.

OVER and OVER.

It’s like a bad habit….an addiction.

We can’t stop wasting time.

Wasting time is like

watering dead plants.

Now that’s down right graphic,

but it sure makes a point.

TIME WASTED IS LIFE WASTED.

LEISURE TIME is not wasted time.

And here’s the clincher that got me….

Are you ready for this?

When people waste time

they tend to get down on themselves.

They get upset that they wasted time

and they do a number on themselves.

The even get MAD at themselves!

It’s not good to do this to ourselves.

It ain’t healthy, folks.

And here’s the clincher of clinchers.

The  older you get the more quiet you become.

Life tends to humble you as you age.

You come to realize

YOU’VE WASTED TIME ON NONSENSE.

You live with REGRETS.

SO WHAT’S THE ANSWER?

First of all, if you WANT to WASTE TIME,

it’s up to you…..it’s YOUR CHOICE.

But if you want to CHANGE THINGS,

and BREAK THE HABIT OF WASTING TIME,

simply fill the time with OTHER THINGS….

things you WANT to do,

things that BRING YOU JOY,

including all the LEISURE THINGS

you ENJOY doing,

things that make you

FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF

when you do them,

instead of getting upset with yourself.

YOU CAN DO IT!

Two definitions to ponder.

Definition of LEISURE:

Time free from the demands of work or duty;

when one can REST, RELAX, ENJOY HOBBIES, ACTIVITES, ETC.“

Definition of WASTE OF TIME”

”The devotion of time to USELESS ACTIVITY,

UNPRODUCTIVE, PROFITLESS, FRUITLESS.”

Hmmmm……..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “WASTED TIME OR LEISURE TIME – YOU DECIDE

  1. Darn those habits, especially the ones that we do in the same way everyday, that give us the same results we may or may not actually want or need to experience. I believe time is on our side however. We can change up the time we do what we do when we’d really rather be doing something more productive.

    In my opinion, even the things I’m keen on doing which others might consider time-wasters are OK by me as long as I’ve productively accomplished things I need to be doing 1st. So, I change the habit by changing the time. If nothing else, it gives my thoughts a leisurely break!!!

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