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Wasting time?

“When I find that I don’t have time for what matters, I will stop doing (and thinking about) things that don’t.” ~Marc and Angel Chernoff

I waste a lot of time. Sometimes, at the end of a day, I wonder what the heck I did with all the free hours in my schedule. Meanwhile, I still have a long list of unread books, unwritten articles, unfinished household projects, and so many other things I keep meaning to do.

I once read an article suggesting that we list and consider all the habits and routines that prevent us from accomplishing our goals. As my parents used to say: If something is truly important to you, you’ll manage to find the time for it. And if you can’t find the time for it, well, maybe it’s not so important to you after all.

So, how do you spend your free time? What are you willing to give up in order to find more time for what matters to you? ~CL

Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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