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Your Most Valuable Assets in Four Words: Time Management Mental Health

Some things never change. Like the rules of the universe they remain bound to logic and reality. Then comes time, the eternal judge and juror of all. None can escape its clutches, dust to dust, ash to ash. On a less grim note, time can also serve as a comforting crutch.

Although, one receives a specific amount of time in this life. That duration goes over a lot better, if this property is viewed as a gift.

What “So Little Time So Much To Do” Means in Terms Of Mental Health

In effect, perhaps the best mantra used in governing one’s life exists as, “so little time and so much to do.” Now factoring in the misfortunes of the mentally atypical, a lot of their time delegates into bouts of mania or psychosis.

While this appears negative, one must balance that out with the negatives of the mentally typical which here manifests as collared work. Eyes chase the hands of the clock as the tick marks continue to roll on, without end.

Make Every Second Count in Your Favor

Only what one does with this gift lives on before the judgment of time. Successful time management will leave a mark. Better time management will get you remembered. Although we cannot live forever making time management your main priority will make your legacy eternal, so defy the rules of the universe and bind to the memory of the logical and real.

In essence, make every second count in your favor and make every action with the intention of immortalizing your story. In this article 21SCHIZM highlights tips to do just that.

Life Counts Differently Than the Clock Does

Although one can present all the averages and plans in life, possible, two facts remain. The average means nothing to the individual and no plan ever comes with a guarantee. The values of life cannot receive numeric assignments as do the numbers of a clock.

Effective Time Management Strategies Dictate Life Satisfaction as Priority

Minutes of meaning reflect much better as memories than any number of the dozen or calculation in 24 hours. That said, life spent pouring over numbers and values, in reality exercises less value than a life spent living. No shade to the accountants and bankers, even though y’all do work crazy hours.

If you’re comfortable with the way your managing your time then by all means leave my page. The methods behind effective time management always places mental health, well-being and self-esteem at the forefront. Making one’s life count regards more time spent in enjoyment than watching the clock.

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In Life Clocks May Come in Disguise

If were going to talk about time management, maybe we should consider wastes of time first. As mentioned before watching the clock does no good for anyone. That said one must know clocks come in all forms, shapes and sizes and the way you view them is just as curious.

There really is no difference between the boringness of charting numbers and the measuring that comes with playing timekeeper. Both intend in the gathering of values and searching for application in life. An example of a disguised waste of time shows through the malformed use of social media. Social media can be bad for your mental health, self esteem and well being.

Social Media can Represent an Ineffective Time Management Outlet

Comparing the life, on screen or web-related, of another with the tool of social media reflects a way in which one may be wasting time with clocks. Imagine each profile you view as a big picture of Flavor Flav with a clock.

In essence you focus on the same things in every profile, the things you most likely incorrectly believe you lack, i.e things like money, self-confidence, academic achievement, job satisfaction, and particulars behind social life.

Comparing one’s life with another almost always translates into a negative way of spending time. Keep an eye out for things that easily seem to display ways of wasting time.

Social Media can Also be Positive

Proper use of social media roots in the approach and intentions. It helps to set boundaries in terms of how long you use the app, who you interact with and what you consider is helpful or material that presents benefits.

What’s A Fair Amount of Time to Devote to Social Media

The Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology declares 30 minutes enough time for engaging with social media. The study also found it best or healthiest to split focus on at least 3 different apps throughout the day.

Of course better practices stress that one should not spend this 30 minutes all in one setting. Instead, better time management skills, spreads small spurts of activity throughout the day.

Here 21SCHIZM lists applications with the executive function of helping your time management on social media, TogglTrack, Harvest, Atracker, TrackingTime, and RescueTime. In effect these apps notify you and help you keep track of where your time is going.

What Should Get My Attention?

Stay away from subjects that spike anxiety. Block and mute any content that arouses negative emotions or bothers you. Social media may serve as a catalyst for latent or apparent anxiety disorders. Follow things and talk to people that make you happy. Additionally social media may compound good time management through the ability of planning events, meetings or even whole calendars.

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Positive Time Management Skills

Imagine if every time you viewed a clock you were actually looking at your most recent bank account statement. In the process one discovers that the feelings and sentiments this would drum up differ greatly from those of just looking at the clock.

As opposed to looking at the clock, no matter how much you make or who you are, you would immediately begin to think about how to somehow both save less and make more. More often than not that same task of looking at the bank statement draws upon more energy than the looking at the clock. Oddly enough, these two acts seem to work the same way. However, if you’re smart this should not be true.

In this analogy the time spent building upon skills represents value put into one’s bank account. All the while the values are measured by use instead of number. The interest of the account reflects as the time geared for leisure. Withdrawals exist as time spent through necessity or things that appear as compulsory.

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Investing Skills Into Time Bank for Better Time Management

Like clockwork, for those who know comes the first of the month. When the account withdrawals revert into income. To confess I have no idea what that means, because I presently flaunt a major lack of steady income.

Still, I reserve the right to some input. Contrary to one of the major ideas in this article of not wasting time by keeping track of time comes the concept of monitoring daily time expenditures, only for a short duration, to establish a baseline of where your time is actually spent.

The process of establishing a baseline really sounds harder than it actually is. It also factors in another tenet of mental health, mindfulness. The best method uses written accounts of how one spends time throughout the day. Jotting down a few sentences every hour or so, in terms of where time is spent should work.

What Happens to Our Investment

Time spent fostering new found hobbies or skills converts into valuable currency. However, sometimes, like in my case, the acquisition of new skills does not rollover into the account as easily, because of the presence of my mental health issue.

My Experience with Mental Health Issues and Time Management

My schizophrenia has caused me to maintain stagnant accounts in both finance and skills. As of late I have been able to invest in my website and business, so that counts as a skill investment. Over the past couple of months, I have written articles and produced content for the betterment of my goals.

Volunteering Also Translates Into Good time management

Lately, I volunteer at a local developing art collective so that also counts as an investment, through networking and charity work.

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Investing Time in Your Time Management Bank

Although, I have spent a lot of time in the hospital and nursing my illness, know that one still may progress their time accounts even amidst health struggles. Knowing that one wrestles with mental health issues sometimes immerses one’s time account into deficits.

My Mental Illness and 27 Years of Life

In my case I experienced deficits for about 6 years. The other 21 years received compensation by gaining skills through schoolwork. Throughout the duration of those 21 years and also partially the other 6, I made use of time staying fit, which represents another investment. Healthy rules for investing time include the resistance of periods of depression or self-criticism.

Make the Most Out of Your Moments

Candidly put, whining will get you no where. In the real world, we do not get participation medals, so step your game up and make people remember you. Work keeps both time and finance accounts at a steady level.

Unless you want to spend the rest of your life working, you might want to put those acquired skills to good use. Ideas for investing into your time account include, blogging, volunteering, hobby acquirement, networking, fitness, entrepreneurial ambitions, and more.

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Gaining Interest in your Time Account

Time shows an interesting relationship with financial bank accounts. For one thing the more time that one leaves the value alone in the account equates into a monetary gain. Most call this “interest”. Some refer to it as “money for a rainy day.” I call it the real payday.

When one possesses excess in their account it feels exhilarating. The more time one saves, the higher the compensation for time left in the bank gets. Time management skills dictate a few actions as resulting in saved time. Eliminate distractions, shy away from multitasking, and make good use of your down time. Also as said before time management requires the baseline, so it helps to initially keep track of where time is spent.

Eventually as one allows their skills and necessity to build the more freedom one will experience. The interest from the bank account translates into free time such as spending time with friends. You know when you have money in the bank, even without checking. Similarly, one knows when they have time for friends or pastime. When there exists interest in one’s time account it feels good.

In my life I witnessed the interest of my time account and paired it with investments. I am using time spent with family and friends to build connections and network. Mixing pleasure with business always goes over well. Most of my interest however, results into concerts, festivals, and bar nights.

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Withdrawals From Your Time Account

Okay so we covered interest and deposits but now comes the worst part, losing those values. Letting go of time may result in the gain of monetary accounts but everything comes with a cost.

The time spent working a job accounts for withdrawals from your figurative bank. Time spent in school accounts for both investment and withdrawals but mostly withdrawals. Obviously, one does not need to count when they feel a waste of their time.

However, this oddly enough accounts for the time when one checks the time the most. Otherwise known as poor time management aside from when establishing a baseline

Unfortunately, for those with disparities in mental health, in contrast, time withdrawn may consist of our idle time. We tend not to do well with employment, so our time may waste away. Ways this happens includes, excessive sleep, time spent in hospitals, time spent walking around aimlessly, and similar actions.

Simply put we remain bound by our illness, although others and their withdrawals result in monetary gain, we do not exercise as much productivity. One may receive Social Security checks, but this hangs entirely beholden to the sufferer’s discretion. Although no one likes to lose time, withdrawn time need not always appear as a waste.

For one thing, on the chance that one’s source of employment exists outside of corporate or the mundane, then time may not always translate into a waste. Examples include jobs like writing or photography.

Jobs that pay a service to the community at least pay benefit toward someone else. In this case careers like firefighting, counseling, physical therapy, social work, construction work, priest work, and even kindergarten teaching serve as rewarding outlets for high job performance.

Even spiritual devotion serves as an expense, in this sense but however, hopefully positive. These endeavors often represent a positive expenditure of time. Likewise time spent for self entrepreneurial ventures maintains a balance for time accounts.

Withdrawing time from the time account, essentially works like paying bills. One usually can anticipate how much they will pay ahead of time and can devote exactly that much toward the expense.

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What to Say at the End of the Day

Sure it seems pretty confusing. I tell you keeping time is a waste of time and then compare time expenditures to a bank account. However, the moral herein lies in the actual definition of the “keeping” of time.

One should cherish every moment and believe me when I say one need not quantify time to actually know when time receives appropriate use. To keep time means to hold in one’s own possession the intrinsic value of the moment.

Stop Watching the Clock, You’re not Even On It’s Mind

One must foresee the reality of watching the clock and fight against this action. Watching the clock appears as an enemy, it means that every moment spent watching the clock represents time spent in agony or waste. One can tell when their engaging in a negative method of spending time. When one spends their time in joy they often forget about the clock.

Remember to use social media to your advantage and not to your detriment. Once again this requires not getting caught up in the trappings of envy or jealousy. The only one you should have to please is you, so stop thinking you’re not enough and spend time working on and enjoying yourself. Be vigilant of the amount of time spent with social media and take note of how it benefits you.

Time Should be as Valuable or Even More Valuable than Money to You

After all we spend most of our time in the pursuit of money. It makes sense that the input should be weighted more than the outcome or in this case the income. Income obviously goes a long way. However, devote some thought into how one might achieve more while spending time in a wise manner. Goal setting and time management rank paramount. Control your future by planning ahead and making smart moves with idle time. Yes mental illness sucks but it should not define you or completely cripple your goals. In the end what really matters is how you feel about the state of your life, not your peers or society.

For closure remember time represents one of our most valuable assets. The time spent positively often results in feelings of joy and a sense of timelessness. Simply put it appears as priceless. Time spent negatively or in a waste often exists with a numeric price in financial gain or loss. Regardless, at the end of our time here in this life we only live on through the memory of our actions. So whether you forget about logic and reality or remember it, do not depend on your mortality, become timeless.

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