We generally take a look at our monthly and weekly goals, spend some time on personal development, film videos for our YouTube channel and work on things that didn't get done during the week.
Although the day started out like a normal Sunday, with a list of things we wanted to accomplish, it quickly became apparent that our plans were going to need to be adjusted. The remnants of Hurricane Nate came blowing through Central Alabama and we were without power for most of the day.
Instead of giving up, we decided to make the day productive in spite of the setback. We tried to figure out what was the best use of our time that didn't involve electricity. It seems like an easy question to answer, but then you start to realize how much you depend on the internet to get things done.
We still had internet access on our phones, but we didn't want to use up the batteries since we had no idea how long the power was going to be out. So we talked. We planned. We dreamed. And we got some things done around the house that we'd been putting off for a while. Overall, it ended up being a good day.
Making the most of the time you have is something we've had to get used to recently. I have a post-it note on my computer that says, "What is the best use of my time right now" and it serves as a constant reminder that I need to be diligent in how I spend my time.
Whenever life throws you a curve ball, and your plans go out the window, re-group and figure out the best use of your time. Often, I find myself on the verge of overwhelm, feeling like I have too much to do and not enough time to do it. I'm sure you know the feeling. During those times, I have made a habit of asking myself that simple question: What is the best use of my time right now?
It may not seem like much, but at least it keeps me moving forward.