Sunday, May 28th, 2017

“Ahead of my time like I live my whole life backwards”
– J. Cole on “Dead Presidents II

It seems like nowadays, time comes at a premium. When we were kids, it was easy. Responsibilities were minimal and we could have all the fun we wanted. Fast forward to today, and it seems like there’s always something to do. I don’t quite know when this shift occurred, but it’s reality now. And so, with all that life throws at us, it’s so important to manage time efficiently.

Welcome to the May 2017 Opinions Column. It is here that we can keep up and you’ll hear about what’s on my mind. For those returning, welcome back. And for those that’re new to the site, welcome as well. And with that said, let’s talk about the importance of time management.

I feel like the older we get, the more life throws at us. And lately, I’ve been big on “throwing it back.” I don’t think you should go through life always on the receiving end; instead, you should make things happen and create your own destiny. Well, as great as that sounds, it’s hard. No, it’s REALLY hard. Why is that? It’s because there’s so much in life that we have to do. We have responsibilities. There are things pulling us in multiple directions. And of course, you have to prioritize and remain motivated.

For example, let’s say you want to work on a new song. But at the same time, you have to go to work. And oh yeah, don’t forget about the errands you have to run after work before you can get home. You also have to keep your energy up so you gotta eat first. Obviously this is just an example, but it’s reflective of a lot of peoples lives. Before you can get to that song of yours, you have to knock out all the other things too. That’s why it’s so important to not get carried away with one thing because you’re limited with your time.

That also needs me to the next topic, sacrifices. I feel like in order to fit everything in your day, you need to sacrifice too. For instance, there are times when I have to skip out on social commitments because there’s work to do. Now, I’m a firm believer that it’s important to maintain a healthy social life; however, sometimes you can only do much. I also believe it’s important to get a good night’s rest, although I’m not always the best at that lol. But yeah, with everything it’s not easy at all.

So what can you do to tackle these things? Well for me, I’ve found that writing things down helps a lot. Either that, or you can keep a running list of things to do on your phone which can keep you on track. And then it’s on you to prioritize. Do you REALLY need to do every single thing on that list? What’s more important? When are your deadlines? Ask yourself those questions. That will also help with managing time better.

Anyway, this has just been on my mind for a little while so I thought I’d speak on it. But yeah, now I need to take my own advice and move onto the next task at hand! Gotta manage my time, right? Haha.

Stay up, stay safe, and hold ya head. Ajaxxx signing out, PEACEEEE!!!!!!!!!!