Christopher Smith MD Author


Time: Our Most Valuable Commodity

Dear Dads,

In today’s world, time is our most precious commodity. We rely on it to successfully complete tasks, manage our family lives, and even as a measure of success. Time can make or break us. When we waste it, we lose out on opportunities and experiences that could have made our lives richer. However, when we use it wisely, we can make the most of our days, and get the most out of life.

It’s easy to forget how valuable time is when we become complacent with our routines and day-to-day lives. We don’t give much thought to the importance of making sure that every moment counts until something drastic happens in our lives that brings this fact into sharp relief. Often, it’s only when a loved one gets sick or passes away suddenly that we are struck by just how quickly time slips away without us even noticing it.

The stark truth is that time cannot be replaced or rewound; once a moment goes by, it’s gone forever. It’s important to value each second that passes and treat each day as if it were your last. This doesn’t mean living recklessly. Rather it means living with intention, and making sure you are living in alignment with your values while taking steps towards achieving your goals in life.

It also means recognizing that there will never be more than 24 hours in the day. You must learn how to prioritize the things that matter most. This may involve saying “no” more often, or setting clear boundaries around what you are willing to do with your time. By clearly understanding your time’s value, you won’t get sucked into activities or commitments that don’t align with what really matters to you.

Moreover, taking care of yourself emotionally is just as important as managing your time well. If you don’t take care of yourself mentally and physically, then the time you save by neglecting your well-being won’t lead to any fulfillment later on. Self-care activities such as exercise, meditation, journaling, or simply spending quality time with friends can help reduce stress levels while making sure that you stay connected to yourself throughout all stages of life’s journey.  

Ultimately, being mindful about how we use our time is essential for leading fulfilling lives where moments are savored instead of wasted away on trivial pursuits or activities that don’t bring meaning into our lives. By acknowledging this early on, and valuing each passing day from both an emotional and practical standpoint, we can ensure that we make the best use out of this limited resource before it runs out for good!


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