Monday, August 14, 2017

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How You Spend Your Life Matters And Here is Why


Quote of the day: 

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best. 
-Aristotle




First it was sleep, what we as humans worried about and maybe did not get enough of. "I wish I could get more sleep" people would often say when you ask about their well-being. Of course sleep is vital for you to function properly. The average person spends a third of their life sleeping. This is assuming that the average person sleeps for 8 hours -which is about one third of a day. Hold that thought. If the average lifespan is 75 years, then that would amount to around 25 years spent sleeping. This figure will change depending on the actual hours you do spend sleeping each day, sleep more and the years increase, and sleep less and the years spent sleeping decreases.

Secondly technology has become an addiction -but that's a story for another day. If we spend one third of our lives sleeping, that's exactly 300 months. So with just 600 months (again assuming our lifespan is 75 years) left, you go into education, you spend a number of years pursuing a living and career, eating, using the internet, talking on the phone, taking a shower, using the toilet, doing laundry, getting dressed, and so on and forth.  Each stage, any enterprise, every bit of what we do adds up daily, and additionally over time. We are a living statistic.

The continuity and progression of life must continue whether we chose to be a part of it or not. From early childhood to late adulthood, all your experiences within that hour glass of time must amount to something, each grain of sand as important as each drop of water in an ocean. As you reflect on all these weighty thoughts, here are a few more to add to your list:

1. How much time do you spend trying to change someone's mind or behaviour?
2. How much time do you spend being bitter about something someone did, somethings someone didn't do or something you don't have the will to change?
3. How much time do you spend holding on to the past?
4. How much time of your time do you waste doing things you don't like?
5. And when was the last time you had a good laugh or treated yourself to something amazing?

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. You will spend one third of that time sleeping. The rest is up to you to use as you wish. Wouldn't it be great to make a habit of letting go of things? In other words you become a child all over again -they tend to forgive and forget things quickly. Those seconds, minutes and days sure drift by so fast, but alas it would eventually add up one day.

Tick-tock.


Peace. Love. Light* 




Current Listen: Ryo Fukui - Mellow Dream

54 comments:

  1. I love that quote by Aristotle and you are so right. Those 1,440 minutes seem to be gone in the blink of an eye. Here's to staying WIDE AWAKE for the rest of the ride. Cheers!

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    1. They do go by so fast don't they. And cheers to that!

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  2. Tick tock indeed. Do something you enjoy as often as you can! Spend time with those you love as often as you can. Help others as often as you can. The rest is gravy.

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    1. I couldn't have said it any better myself. Greetings and thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Yes, we should spend our time wisely.

    It is nice when someone reminds us of all of this. This was/is your good deed of the day, B.

    Thanks!

    :)

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    1. It's nice to always be reminded of the little things. Thank you and nice of you to drop by.

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  4. Very good advice my friend, the time we spend on anything matters and holding a grudge or wasting your time being angry is certainly not worth it.

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  5. It's very good advice to spend time wisely. Spending it on feeling resentful is a painful waste of time.

    While we spend about a third of our lives asleep to some degree, this is not time wasted. But, rather, it is necessary to function well in the other two-thirds.

    I read where older adults were more likely to report being happy. Maybe they've discovered how to let go.

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  6. Good thought, life is too short!

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  7. Too bad that so many of us (me) wait until we're older to ponder these questions.
    Another great post, Mr. B!

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  8. 1. Someone else will have to be his own responsibility.
    2. I get angry like everyone else. But life is too short to not be happy.
    3. I do not hold on to the past but I do enjoy my memories.
    4. I have no one to answer to but me so I seldom do anything I do not wish to do.
    5. I laugh all the time. And I got a new ccase for my fairly new cell phone. That is pretty exiting.

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  9. In my next life I'm going to do things differently. I'm going to take more naps.

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  10. great post and I love the quote.
    it's a very good advice. Thank you for sharing :)

    have a nice day

    -Calledasia
    http://bunnyawn.blogspot.co.id/

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  11. Hi Blogoratti - what a great post for mid August - when many will be thinking of the months ahead to develop and achieve their year end goals. Procrastination is such a delayer of so many things ... and life shortener is one of them. Dealing with things that are irrelevant just need to be sorted asap ... great reminders here: and do those extra jobs today, not tomorrow - thank you!! Cheers Hilary

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  12. Great post! I like the idea of becoming a child again and seeing life through a child's eyes. Skipping down the street, playing in the swing park, endless food, drink and treats in Mum's large holdall on days out.......

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  13. there is much to think of in this post. one thing that I think we all need to do is live one day at a time, fretting over the past, or predicting the future is useless. I am not a looking back person but am a looking to the future fretter. thanks for making me THINK

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  14. a very "thought-provoking" post, good Sir !!!
    1 . we gave up on what others "Think"...
    2 . most any time that we cannot "distract" my mind...
    3 . can Never "let go"... that is our source of much of my suffering...
    4 . as little as necessary...
    5 . Seldom ever... just stuck here...

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  15. Yep, we are a statistic in most cases it seems. But the less you give a crap, the more crap you can take.

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  16. Oh that we could be more organised and utilise our time well, but it is human nature to waste time, and who doesn't like wasting time, at times.

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  17. Oh I love this quote!
    If only everyone on the planet could think this way...imagine how wonderful life would be!

    Gosh, you have really set me thinking with this great post...hopefully I, too, will learn to stop procrastinating and follow my dreams...

    Have a Brilliant day! :))

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  18. 525,600 minutes. I love this post, the quote by Aristotle, and the five more things to consider.

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  19. As you said, "become a child all over again", would this make time appear to go by slower as it did in our youth? We couldn't wait to finish our schooling and become adults. Now we are wishing we had more time to play. Some of us are fortunate to have that time in retirement but it still seems to go by too quickly most days.
    Thank you.

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  20. This post grabbed at my thoughts. Sleep, sleep, where art thou? Lately I have had house guests, meaning later to bed and earlier to rise.
    Your advice is sound and bullet-proof. Just let go.

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  21. Haha! 8 hours sleep a day! That's a laugh B, five if I'm lucky 😀 this gives me at least 3 more hours to read.. what's not to love 😀

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  22. Interesting thoughts for today! I don't sleep much, but when I do I have amazing dreams which help me in my waking hours. I think it is hard to let go, but that is why "I choose the frequency of love". My inner child is still alive and well.

    peace, light and love

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  23. Great thoughts! Good inspiration, thank you. :)

    xox

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  24. Good questions all. I'm afraid I didn't do very well on that quiz! :)

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  25. Lots of great food for thought here! I always remember my brother telling me that regret is a wasted emotion. It's one I try never to indulge in. I laugh every day!!

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  26. Nice post :) These are hard lessons I learned many years ago. I do feel that I wasted a few decades of my life on negativity, sadly I can't get them back! But we live and learn and hopefully make very good changes so that we live the best lives we can. You never know when your time is up!

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  27. "Letting go," word so easy to say, yet so hard to do. It could take a lifetime to achieve.

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  28. Sure would make life a lot happier for people. : )

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  29. Happy you dropped by my Sunday Standard today. Luv that quote from Aristotle

    Have a nice day

    Much love...

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  30. So Be It ~ Let it Be ~ Let go ~ live in the 'now.' ~ The kookaburra know how to do it ~ Love the photo and great post ~ ^_^

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  31. Oh, to become a child all over again! May we all stay young at heart, and use our time given to us wisely and well. And sleep? I must have seven hours at least or the rest of my day is toast. For me, sleep allows me to make the most of the waking hours I do have.
    Blessings, Blogoratti!

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  32. This is a great post and very important. Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs...

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  33. A very valuable post. How we use our time is so important. There is so much I can't do anymore. But it doesn't matter: My life was that full.

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  34. I adore this post. It is so inspirational! I have been doing better with these things for the past few year. The older you get, the more important things become.

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  35. Love that quote by Aristotle! It's so important to think about how we spend our lives.

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  36. Another deep post, sir! So many thoughts there. Yes , I would love to let things go. I've a bad habit of holding on to things

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  37. Thanks a lot :D

    amazing post and reflection as usual my friend. love your thoughts

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  38. I woke up thinking I need to learn to forgive all over again... Thank you
    May your blessings be grand this week

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  39. You are so right, this truly was inspirational. I wish I could get more sleep, 8 hours a night would be wonderful, but unfortunately I only get about 5-6 hours sleep each night, which unfortunately isn't really enough

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  40. The concept of time can be a daunting one, especially when you being to analyse where most of your time is spent! Only good things can come from looking more closely at how we spend our time, and what we think/feel the most.

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  42. Let's make the most of this short life, nice post!

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  43. I've spent a good share of my adult life trying to follow the tenor of much of this post. It's been a good life. Now my last role is caretaker of my spouse. I feel blessed that I am able to do this. Time is more precious than ever...:)

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  44. Thank you May your blessings be grand this week


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  45. Wise questions...a lot to think about here.

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