– Couples spend an average of twelve minutes a day talking to each other.

– We spend 40 minutes playing with children.

– Half of Americans don’t get enough sleep.

– Instead of spending long hours over dinner with friends, we eat with one hand while driving.

– When making a call, most of us would rather get an answering machine, than talk to a real person.

– The U.S. is #1 in billionaires and #1 in children and elderly living in poverty.

– #1 in real wealth and #1 in unequal wealth distribution.

– #1 in big homes and #1 in homelessness.

– #1 in executive salaries and #1 in inequality of pay.
(excerpt from The Circle of Simplicity by Cecile Andrews)

One day is 24 hours. It is the same for everyone. The question is how are you choosing to spend your time?

Life is too precious to waste time on things that are not important.

Discover a quiet place where you can spend at least thirty minutes thinking of ways to simplify your life so that you will have time to focus on the people and things that really matter.

If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you want to do first?

What do you value?

What are your dreams and aspirations?

What are your goals?

Don’t get caught up in the day-to-day activities that drain your energy. Find activities that are exciting and allow you to relax and recharge. Look for ways to find fun in mundane tasks. Listen to your inner voice and rediscover your priorities. Slow down and reconnect with your family and friends.

The clock continues to keep ticking. Don’t throw time away by focusing on activities that will not matter in ten years. Rediscovery your priorities and cherish every minute.

“Things which matter most should never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” – Goethe

Note:  previously published on Make Time for Chocolate