Some people think that life is about how many breaths you take.
Others believe that it’s about how many moments take your breath away.
No matter what, we know that time is precious.
Whether you’re planning a fun family activity or just hanging out with the people you love—take some time to appreciate the ones you’re with.
Time is something we often take for granted. Time, like everything else we know and love, is fleeting. Without realizing, people end up wasting precious time.
How many seconds are in a year?
There are 525,000,800 seconds in a year.
When you’re in a meeting that’s gone on too long. When your boss wants to go over the same points for the third time, or when you’ve been waiting for your partner to get ready for the big night out, these moments can feel like hours.
But time isn’t just a feeling—it’s also a fact of life. Seconds tick by and turn into minutes.
Minutes turn into hours, and hours turn into days. The days turn into years and, before you know it, the time has flown by.
How Many Seconds Do You Have in A Day? What About A Month? A Year?
If every second counts, then let’s count the seconds you have. A day consists of 1,440 minutes. That amounts to 7,200 seconds.
A month consists of 31,536 minutes. That amounts to 1,208,000 seconds every month.
In a year… well, that’s 365 days times 24 hours per day times 60 minutes per hour times 60 seconds per minute equals 525,000,800 seconds!
Let’s take an example. Assuming the average life expectancy for a person is 80 years old. This means you only have about 2 million seconds (or 200,000 minutes) to fill with experiences, family time, and achievements. For some, these are the things they miss out on because they were running after different goals.
What if you stretched out each second into a minute and wrote down everything you got done in that minute? It could be anything from putting on your socks to getting ready for work or starting a family.
How much more would you get done throughout the day if you knew there were only 60 minutes available instead of 1,440?
How much more time would you have to spend with family or friends or even yourself if you knew you only had 100 weeks left in your life?
What if you made sure that every second counts by focusing on using each one wisely and making each one count? The result is just as powerful as the beginning: You’ll never look at the time the same way again.
Everyone has experienced it, and some of us even love it – going back in time. No matter how many times you go back through time and wish you had (or not) done something, one thing’s for sure: people live with various regrets.
We’re not even talking about the seconds in a year. We mean those small moments in time that are about as long as it takes to say, “one thousand one.”
If you’ve ever made the jump, you know just how much can change in that time.
Family time is so important. Everyone knows how precious those seconds are! That’s why you think of new and fun ways to spend quality time as a family. You must try to make the most of your moments together.
Ways to Make the Most of Time
This is a great way to get kids moving. It also gives them a sense of accomplishment at the end of the game.
What you’ll need:
- Printable scavenger hunt list
- Pencils or pens
- Old newspapers
What you do:
First, have everyone go through the newspaper and cut out any words they can find that start with the letter “C.” Then have everyone put their list into a pile and draw one word at random.
Have them find that word in the newspaper, circle it, and then find another word that starts with the same letter in another section of the paper.
This is a great way to get kids up and moving while giving them some direction, so they don’t just run around aimlessly.
What you need:
Print out pictures online or bring magazines or catalogs with you, so you’re always ready for this fun game.
What you do:
Have your opposing team pull out pictures or names from a hat and draw clues to the object so their team can guess the item. This is a time limit game which makes it fun and exciting.
Watch A Movie
Decide on a movie (the whole family will like) and watch it together! It sounds easy, but the options are endless if each member loves a different genre.
You and your kids will have hours of fun choosing which movie you’ll watch—and debating about what snacks to eat.
Go old-school with popcorn and soda, or try something new: oven-baked gummy bears or puffs of cotton candy (but remember it melts quickly!).
Life is about tasting fresh air and feeling a light breeze on your face, whether it’s from a cool day in June or from an open window on a subway platform in November.
It’s about sipping a cup of coffee and enjoying the rich, deep flavor, even if it means you’ll be up all night.
It’s all about kissing your loved one’s good night and seeing their smiling faces as you greet them the next morning. Life is all about these small moments and these times that you can never get back.
It’s about eating a fresh peach, even as it drips juice all down your chin because it’s delicious and who cares if you get sticky?
It’s about cracking into an egg then licking the runny white off your fingers while still holding the shell because there are only so many times you can ask someone to do it for you before they start to think you’re crazy.
Enjoy those seconds; you never know how many you got left!
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