“Time is Money” means that the time doing one thing could be used to be doing something else that could be making you money. In essence, this means if you’re doing something that isn’t making you money, you’re losing money. Time is a finite resource that needs to be used wisely. For example, you could be using your time to work a job where you get paid. You also could be using your time to invest in yourself and learn a new skill set which could have a future return on investment. I learned a great deal about how finite time was in my early 20’s through heartbreak, getting backstabbed by friends and poor decisions. The bright side is that I picked myself up, learned from my mistakes and focused that much harder to get back on my feet to where I knew I was meant to be.
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Potential Time Sucks:
- Boys, Men, etc: Sigh, we’ve all been there. I don’t think I need to dive too much into this topic because I’m sure you have all been there, but men can be a huge time suck. Just because a man can be a time suck doesn’t mean it’s necessarily negative. Look for someone that is equally as ambitious and is supportive.
- Drinking, partying, etc: Okay, no judgement here because partying can be tons of fun and lets face it, I wouldn’t have rather spent my time doing anything else when I was 18 BUT it can become something like being stuck in a hamster wheel. There comes a time where you’re going to want to sort out your priorities out and partying shouldn’t be at the top of the list.
- Social Media, IG, FB, etc: Lets face it. We all do it way too often and we are ashamed. Okay, I’m not ashamed but I could definitely cut back. I enjoy falling asleep and waking up to my phone screen by scrolling through instagram or checking my email in the morning. While this is okay in moderation, make sure you’re not subconcisously picking up your phone every fifteen minutes to see if you’ve missed something in the world wide web.
- Bad Friends: We all have them. The friends that only call when they want something. The friends we want to like us so we say yes to things that we may not want to do. Friendships should be a two way street and it’s important they understand that. Unfortunately, some people may not like this (the takers) but it’s better to be alone than with bad company.
- Over Analyzing: How many times have you caught yourself over analyzing a situation and BAM! there goes a few hours of your life? For example, you went on a date with a guy and he hasn’t called or texted in 48 hours but he’s been watching your Snapchat videos. What does this mean? It’s time to ask 10 of your closest friends what they think and how you should handle the situation. Should you delete his number? Ask him if he’s free Friday? Things can spiral out of control quickly. Stop the over analyzing. Whats meant to be will happen. Believe in fate and let the universe work it out 🙂
- Gossiping: I’ve never been a huge fan with gossiping. Of course there’s the TMZ type of gossiping like “Did Kanye West really have a mental breakdown or was it all an insurance scam?” and catching up with your high school friends about who got pregnant or what couple broke up. These are less harmful. What you want to avoid is talking negatively about others. Being a mean girl isn’t cool and it’s pretty pathetic to waste your time talking about someone else you supposably don’t like. Get over the fact that your ex-boyfriend has a new girlfriend and start investing in yourself. That way your ex-boyfriend will really see what he’s missing 😉
Now invest your time in yourself! It doesn’t have to be something that makes you money but it can be to invest in your own happiness.
Like Lady Gaga said, “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”
Till next time,