How do you spend your time? Recently, I have been feeling a bit low, my circumstances are changing and my carriage on the LifeCoaster is taking a nose dive and a few loopty loops. It’s hard, and not as fun as the ones at Alton Towers, UK or Universal Studios,USA. I am trying to maintain a positive attitude because I know that I know that I am putting in the necessary steps to better my situation and that all things work together for good but there have been days and times where I let myself be controlled by my emotions. Not that I spent a lot of time a lot of time feeling sorry for myself but I became quite subdued and lost a lot of motivation.
Because of my lack of motivation I didn’t really want to do anything so I spent a lot of time watching TV shows. I watched shows of series that I normally watch but then it went further and I began to search for shows that I don’t normally watch, not even taking time to start from a beginning of a season, just any episode would do. I wasn’t really interested in what I was watching I just “couldn’t” do anything else. On reflection of my week during a phone call with a close friend I realised that I had wasted so much time doing nothing. I came to the conclusion that television is a waste of time.
I watch television for enjoyment, I do, and I enjoy it. A drama here, a thriller there, a little comedy… you know how it goes but when that’s the only thing I’m filling my time with all I’m doing is wasting it. So I honestly feel that watching too many shows is a waste of time. I spent my week doing nothing and trying to think as little as possible, why? I don’t know but what I do know is that I wasted too much time not doing anything, waiting hours on end gorming at my laptop screen. I wasted so much time not thinking that by the end of the week I didn’t even know what my post was gonna be on. When I look back that was not the only thing that I could have filled my time with.
Instead I could have done something more productive or inspiring, anything but wasting my own time. I could have done some coursework; some revision meditation; I could have gone for run or even read the book that started two weeks ago. None of those things were done last week (except two lunch time runs) and had I done them I would probably have felt better a little quicker. I’m not beating myself up about it though, it happens and I’m thankful that I have another week to try again.
How do you spend your time? What do you do in excess that becomes a waste of time? TV, gaming, social media…What could you do to spend your time better? What do you want to achieve life? It will probably require hard work and dedication. How can you fill your time with things will help you accomplish those things? It’s not just about accomplishing things; it’s about making yourself feel better, too, and lifting yourself out of the funk that life likes to produce… It’s easier when you’re productive.