There is no present like time

Rethinking time management to make every day count

What’s the best use of your time?

Imagine you have a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you didn’t use during the day.

What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course!

Each of us has such a bank. It’s the bank of time. Every morning, we are credited 86,400 seconds.
Every night, the bank writes off as lost whatever you weren’t able to invest towards a good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. There is no drawing against “tomorrow.”

Each of us must live in the present on today’s deposits and invest it well each day to obtain the utmost in health, happiness, and success.

The clock is running; make the most of today every day. And remember time waits for no one.

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.[1]

[1] Adapted and consolidated from Author Unknown. Retrieved on December 15, 2015, from

For activities related to aligning your time with your values see the 18-life-purpose-game_new of the Wellness Compass Travel Guide.

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