Make Use Of Your Time Wisely

Time is the most precious asset man possesses. Once it is spent, unlike money, you can never have it back because it is no more. Therefore, it is compulsory for you and me to use it wisely so as to achieve success in all our pursuits within a specific period - the right time. It is what we want most but use recklessly. The value of time is in everybody's mouth but in few people's practice. What I mean here is that you like watching films, gossiping, playing than washing and ironing your uniforms, doing your homework and perhaps a little siesta to refresh your memory. The value of time is the reason why the school makes timetable to regulate your time from early morning cleaning up of the school compound, time for breakfast, morning devotion classes, break time, close of school, siesta, prep time etc. The class timetable indicates the subjects to be taught for the day because the school authority knows that lost time can never be regained. Time waits for no one is a popular saying with a warning message that time is dangerous if spent foolishly. Time is always moving and as such, you should use it positively. It will always outsmart your home excuses to bring it under control. These are the reasons you are always punished either by the school authority or your parents and guardians when you wake up late, slow or lazy in your daily activities. Hence, "I have enough time is the relief of a lazy person. To effectively or wisely use your time, you must wake up early, do your morning clean-up duty and follow both your present timetable and the school or family timetable. When you follow the timetable religiously, you will enjoy uninterrupted evening and restful weekends. Have time enough to attain choir practice, visit and comfort troubled friends, grandparents and even help your juniors in their academics, read novels, newspapers, review past examination questions, wash personal and your parents' clothes. Aside from the school or family timetable, you can prioritize your timetable. Prioritizing is a technique whereby you write down the important tasks you want to do in order of priority. The purpose is not so much to determine what is important so as to cancel what is not, but to find out those routines which are not worth the time you put in them. What I mean here is that you should spent more time on those activities that have longer-term benefits than on those with short-term benefits. For example, going to visit a friend when the examination timetable is out has short-term benefit compared to reviewing past question papers, and by investing your time wisely, you can go a long way towards making the best of your future. The Cross Border Monkey Once upon a time, Ekomobong and his friend, Nsikak, travelled to Ikom, a border town in Cross River State. There they found a cute little monkey whom Ekomobong was really interested in and wanted to bring back to Akwa Ibom for a pet. But they were afraid the customs officers may not allow them free passage. So they went into a lady's shop in Ikom who sells baby clothes, bought the monkey a little dress, hat and shoes. After dressing the monkey, they put it between them in the car and drove right up to the border gate. The customs officer at the border looked inside the car and asked if they had anything to declare, and they said "No, so the officer gave them an instant pass. As they were pulling away, one of the customs officers said to the other one, Ain't that the way it always happened? Any time you see a beautiful girl, you get carried away.

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