It can seem like there is never enough time to do what we need to do. But what I find, is that much of my time is spent doing useless and unproductive things, such as watching YouTube video’s, constantly checking my email, or even just roaming around the house.
Now watching YouTube videos or checking my email may not be bad things, but I sometimes spend way too much time doing so. Watching a couple YouTube videos is ok, but just sitting at the computer screen, watching video’s 24/7 is not good. Maybe limit your time to 1 hour a day, or maybe even 1/2 hour. Having a reasonable time limit on watching videos or other things can really help. Another waste of time is me constantly checking my email. If I limit a certain time to check my email, I could save so much of my concentration. Now I might spend the same amount of time checking my email if I limit it to certain times in a day, but what I find is that you change your amount of productivity. When I start to focus on your work and then my chat rings, it gets really hard to focus afterwards. I lose a lot of your time where I actually concentrate.
In conclusion, I think that it is important that we focus on how much time we spend on certain things. Now the things that I mentioned might not be the problems that you have, scheduling your time applies to almost everything, not only with YouTube videos and Email. Now it is OK to occasionally indulge in watching funny cat videos, but for the most part, I am better off doing many other things with my time.
The Bible is very important in my life. The Bible talks about how Jesus Christ died for our sins on the cross, was resurrected, and how we should live our lives for God. The Bible has changed every part of my life.
Before I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior, I went to public school. After I accepted Christ, however, my parents and I decided that public school wasn’t fit for me, as a Christian, so I became homeschooled. Ever since I became homeschooled, I have gotten many new hobbies that my teacher introduced to me. I have also learned much more than I did in public school. My everyday routines are also now very different than they used to be. Now if my parents and I hadn’t become Christians through the Bible, I would still be at public school, and wouldn’t have any of the hobbies and friends that I have gained through homeschooling.
The Bible has also changed the way I think and do things. In 1 Corinthians 10:31 it says, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” That means that I have to do everything for the glory of God. I have to focus on what I am doing and get it done the right way. An example of applying this to my life is the work that I do every day. I know that I should devote myself to my work and pay attention to it. It isn’t for my parents, or for other people, but for God.
In conclusion, the Bible has been a big driving force in my life. It has changed me ever since I have accepted Jesus as my Savior, whether it be in my daily life or the way I think and do things. So why don’t you read the Bible? You have everything to gain, and nothing to lose.
Helen Keller was a remarkable person. She was deaf and blind ever since she reached 19 months, but that didn’t stop her from having a great life.
At first, Helen did, however, feel like life wasn’t worth living. She couldn’t find joy in her life, she couldn’t communicate with others, or even see anything. She was stuck in her own prison. But then, she met Alexander Graham Bell. Helen felt as if Alexander understood her, and felt as if he really cared for her. She said that she, “Fell in love with him at once”.
That was the start of Helen’s way out of her prison. Another big turning point in her life was when she went on a trip. They were going through different cities on a train, and at one stop, they arrived at a place where there were also other blind children. She felt as if she could actually relate to them, and felt a great sympathy for them. This helped her to come more out of her shell. But the most important part was probably when she met her teacher, Sullivan. She described Sullivan as one whom she couldn’t live without. Through whom every single part of her life was related too. Sullivan taught her how to talk, sign language, and even how to read. Helen spent every moment of her time with Sullivan, and later, because of Sullivan, managed to graduate from college with a degree. But one of the things that helped Helen through every point of her life, was God. God helped Helen through all the obstacles in her life.
Now I am not trying to make it seem as if Sullivan was the only reason why Helen succeeded, but only that Sullivan was one of the big reasons. Why Helen managed to get out of her shell was mostly herself, and God. Helen managed to crawl out of the big hole that she was in, to break out of her prison. Now our prison’s might not be like Helen’s, blindness or deafness. But you should know, that whatever prison’s you are in, that God is in control. It might not seem like it, but God does have a plan for your life.
You shouldn’t borrow to buy something that depreciates in value. Examples that can depreciate in value are cars, electronics, jewelry, and much more. A reason why buying these is not good is because it produces debt. And debt, when for something that depreciates, is very bad.
One reason you shouldn’t borrow to buy something that depreciates is that what you buy should return an investment to you. Like buying a share in a company, it should return the equivalent of the value you paid for it or more. You expect the company you invested in to generate money for you. The same is not expected of a luxury TV, or of a sports car that you don’t need. Therefore, I think that borrowing to buy something which depreciates in value is not a good idea.
Another reason why you shouldn’t specifically borrow to buy it is that debt produces interest. And if you have a lot of debt over a long period of time, it can cause you a lot of trouble. An example is when you buy an overly expensive car. You don’t have enough money to pay it back, but you leave it be. “It doesn’t matter”. But then, after a while, it is getting impossible to pay the debt off. You rush to sell the car, but you realize that the car is not worth half as much as before.
In conclusion, I think borrowing to buy a depreciating asset is a bad idea. Borrowing to buy that video game you want, or getting that really cool car that you can’t afford are all not good. Debt can grow really fast.