I know we hear it often, the value of time. But I have recently learned how invaluable time really is. Time, as is said over and over again, slips by before you even know it’s gone.

So why do we continue to wish time away when we are dissatisfied with the situation?

I once read a great quote that helps me in those dull moments when time seems to be ticking at an extra slow pace. The quote reads:

“Wherever you are, be all there.” 

This is easier said than done. With a heavily loaded semester, I find myself thinking about all the things I need to do or the “woulda, coulda, shoulda,” nonsense during a lot of my classes. It’s as though time is consuming all of my thoughts because it never stops.

Your most valuable gift of life, but also your worst enemy.

Well, I can’t stop time. But I can sure make the most of my time here. Surely this talk of the value of time is something we’ve all heard before, but when we get wrapped up in the million other parts of our lives, we forget what is really important.

I challenge you this week to:

1) Place that quote somewhere where you will see it everyday as a gentle reminder

2)  Share the quote with someone else, as we could all use a reminder

3) To evaluate at the end of the week whether you have seen any changes after you have made an effort to keep your focus in that very moment. Whatever you are doing, keep your mind on what is right in front of you.

A profound blog this week? Maybe not. Sasha’s unfiltered and authentic thoughts? Absolutely.


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