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How to Invest Your Time Wisely For Big Results

Updated on May 8, 2013

Time is Valuable

Time can be your friend and time can be your enemy. What you do with your time will determine what returns and results you get. If you want big returns, you must invest your time wisely in worthwhile activities and events. Today you will receive the top ten ways how to invest your time wisely for big results.

Time Defined

The measured or measurable period during which an action, process or condition exists or continues: duration. Merriam-Webster. From beginning to end while you read this Hub measures up to the amount of time it takes you to get through.

You want different results in your life; then do something different. You want more joy, more satisfaction, better health, and greater fulfillment? Then come along with me.

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The following list of ways to invest your time will work for anyone at anytime or stage of life:

  1. Health. Improve and maintain your health. I put health first, because you cannot do the others if you are in poor health. I was totally shocked when I heard a recording artist say that she had had three heart attacks before she was age thirty-seven. She also admitted that she did not follow-thru on her health issues. She spent more time doing and accomplishing than taking care of herself. Today, she has lost a lot of weight; she looks and feels better.
  2. Hobby. If you think you do not have time for a hobby, think again. Get you an interest outside of work. You will feel so good that you have something to do other than responsibilities. Hobbies are like therapy – they add joy to your life. You need fun and laughter in your life. Hobbies renew and refresh you.
  3. Volunteer/Give. There are many worthy needs and causes. Just to name a few: Hungry Children; Educational needs; Organ needs; Cancer needs, and more. You can volunteer by helping with telethons, raising money, and sending letters. Give. To give, is a special time investment, let me explain. Give of yourself; your presence; your ear; your heart and your attention. People are waiting for someone to listen. People are waiting to connect with your spirit. Try giving these: your smile; your heart; your warm embrace; your mercy and your compassion.
  4. Reducing Debt. This is an interesting one. Spend your time maintaining and keeping your debt at bay. Contact creditors to get better interest rates. Enroll in insurance plans; better car insurance; better food plans and better entertainment plans. Spend your time researching and understanding plans to make sure you are getting the best deals.
  5. Self Development. This is one of my favorite time investment strategies. Read and learn about your personality. Find out what makes you tick. Take online personality and assessment quizzes. Learn how much fun it is being you. Learn to be yourself to the maximum.
  6. Mentor/Protégé. Spend time learning from someone with wisdom and give some time to someone who needs you to help him or her achieve his or her goals. A mentor can teach you many things and increase your success level. You should also be a Mentor to someone. Someone needs your experience and expertise to make it where you are.
  7. Working. We work to make a profit. We work to eat and live. Everyone has a work to do. The better you know what you are capable of, the better work you can choose. Some people work a job. Some people are business owners. Some people are entrepreneurs. Choose the work that will bring the greatest income and satisfaction to you and your family.
  8. Computer. The computer is invaluable today. Practically every industry uses the computer. Take a class to learn Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc… Also learn the Internet and how to research information on the Internet. Technology is a must do investment.
  9. Meditation. One of the most valuable time investments is meditation. Getting in a quiet place with no hindrances, and allowing your mind and spirit to be renewed is invaluable. We all must pull ourselves away from the hustle and bustle of life. Take some time away from your job, family and friends to reflect on peaceful thoughts. Meditating can calm your fears and ease your pain. When you are quiet, God can speak to you and whisper words of wisdom and delight in you. Now who wouldn’t want that! Take time from your day as often as you can, and meditate.
  10. Reading. Reading is the key to opportunity. Read so that you can take control of your future. You can self-teach yourself many skills by simply reading. Manuals, instructions, directions, applications……all are gateways to new information. The world is filled with content everywhere you go. Read informational, inspirational, and instructional materials. Read funny, entertaining and hilarious content. And make sure you read the most important book: the Bible; it will change your life!

Well, I hope that the investment of your time to read this hub returns to you in an abundance of knowledge, hope, joy and peace! Read more of my Hubs for big returns and results.


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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Nice to see you Brinafr3sh. How are you? I truly appreciate your comment on this hub - and do trust we will all be helped.

    Christ blessings to you also!


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    Brinafr3sh 6 years ago from West Coast, United States

    Hi Treasuresofheaven, I'm glad that I found this hub. This article can help a person to the core, if they allow it to. Thank you, Christ blessings to you.

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Thanks kims3003. Your comments and thoughts are most appreciated.

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    kims3003 6 years ago

    Great hub with lots of good information. Nicely put together and well written hub!

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    revmjm, you were probably spending your time doing other important things. Glad you used some of your valuable time to read this hub. Thanks so much, youa are welcome!

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    Margaret Minnicks 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

    Somehow I missed reading this one until today. I am glad I read it because I am always looking for tips on how to use my time wisely. Thanks for the reminders.

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    heavenbound5511, you nailed it! Thank you for bringing the word today - ......"do everything for the glory of God." This is a powerful saying filled with wisdom.

    I am so glad you came today!

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    heavenbound5511 6 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

    Hi Treausresofheaven,

    Good page, with good wisdom!

    We all wish we had more time at some time.

    Time is not on our side if we sow/use it unwisely.

    In all we do may we be balanced and faithful to God with our time.

    Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. 1 Cor 10:31


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    Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

    Excellent advice on how to properly manage your time or investing time on something really serious.

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Hi Ingenira, thanks for adding your list of things you spend your time doing. Thanks for your wisdome and for sharing today.

    Powerpoe1, well thank you lady. I am glad you enjoy reading my hubs. Come back again, there is always something exciting and helpful to read here.

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    Powerpoe1 6 years ago

    Great hub! thanks for the advice, I have really enjoyed reading your hubs.

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    Ingenira 6 years ago

    Great ideas ! Time flies, and should really spend them wisely. :)

    I like to spend my time for my family and friends, health, reading, writing, and cooking ! :)

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Mike you are too kind! You make the world go round. I look forward to hearing others take your stand in what their Number 1 Way to spend their time.

    I like that you check in with Dad, as you say.

    Thank you so so much for coming today.

    Be Blessed!

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    mikeq107 6 years ago

    Hi Treasure Lady :0)

    Love how you opened your top ten with.." Come along with me" very inviting and warm your are indeed a treasure trove of valuable information...For me I take # 9 Meditation as my #1 as that to me anyway is the foundation of my day, check in with dad and then on to deal with the rest of his missplaced children LOL....

    Keep on using your wonderful God give gift..2 thumbs up!!

    Mike :0)

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan, I thank you so much for stopping by and reiterating some things I said. It is interesting to note that you mentioned that being a giver is at the top of your list.

    softs, Hello! I can tell you understand that using your time wisely is extremely important. Thanks for the comment.


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    sofs 6 years ago

    Great hub Treasures. Using time wisely is what most people fail at. Good reminder and a great read.. My favorite volunteer / give, this is one thing we need to do - look beyond ourselves, it helps to realize how blessed we are.

    Thanks for sharing and God Bless!

  • profile image 6 years ago from upstate, NY

    I like your tip about being a giver! Happy people are always givers and not takers. A lifestyle of giving makes you an unselfish person capable of loving others more. Also choosing work that brings the greatest satisfaction not only to you but for the greatest benefit of your family. Its good to be ambitious, as long as its not selfish ambition.

    Finding mentors is sometimes difficult but we must seek them out and be teachable enough to follow their advise. Doing this can save us years of going around the mountain. And not to forget to be a mentor by sowing into someone else's life. Great word's and God bless you !

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Hi Marcella, Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comment and hope you and others will be able to use these tips. I keep rereading them myself.

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    Marcella Glenn 6 years ago from PA

    Excellent tips.