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We get 24 hours each day, but we often still wonder where all of our time went. And it’s not that we’re lazy. In fact, we often stay very busy. But when we don’t intentionally budget our time it’s prone to get away from us.

We know the value of financial management and the many benefits of creating and sticking to a budget. It allows us to track our spending and achieve our goals without potentially missing and wasting funds.

A similar principle holds with time management.

Often we just tackle the day with very little plans on how to best use our time. It’s a good day when we can complete all our major obligations of work and family duties. 

But we might soon discover we’re expending a lot of energy without much to show for it. We go all day and it still feels like we can hardly keep our heads above water, living paycheck to paycheck as it were with our time.

Learning to budget our time helps us to use it wisely and live life to the full.

This doesn’t mean squeezing more busyness into our day.

To be sure, as much as we intentionally budget time for work and relationships, we also need time to do nothing and for personal space.

Of course, each budget will be unique depending on our personal needs and preferences, but the intentionality of how we use our time is the key here.

We’re more likely to waste time and feel depleted without some intentional budget.

On the other hand, we might surprise ourselves to discover how much life is available when we budget our time wisely.

Don’t let time get away. Learn to budget and experience the more.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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