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December 23, 2009

Quality Time

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 4:54 am

Who or what is the love of your life?

It’s the person or thing that gets most of your quality time.

For many, those who get their quality time are their children, partner, family members, friends or co-workers.

For others, their quality time is given to an activity like a hobby – woodworking, photography, painting, writing, crocheting, etc.

However, an alarming number of people spend their quality time with behavior that’s not serving them well. Ask one of these people who or what the love of their life is and they will give you a pat answer that doesn’t match up with their behavior. “Oh, my family comes first.” No, not so if you’re giving someone or something else your quality time.

For example, let’s pretend that you consume enough alcohol to inebriate yourself on a daily basis. Congratulations, you have found the love of your life. You spend your quality time with alcohol.

Your behavior determines who or what gets your quality time, not your intentions.

Quality time is time specifically spent including something or someone. You set aside this time to include your hobby, your hubby, or your hootch, just to name a few.

Not many drunks realize they have a love affair with alcohol. That’s what an addiction is – a love affair where you include your detrimental behavior and exclude those whom you claim are important to you.

If you’ve ever volunteered to be the designated driver, you have witnessed some friends and loved ones have their personality change right before your eyes. Their gathering with friends has become an excuse for them to engage in quality time with their real love – their beverage of choice.

With whom or what you spend your quality time with is a choice. If you choose drugs, gambling, alcohol, mind numbing TV watching or never ending net surfing, you have shown everyone your first love. Your first love gets your quality time.

The larger the gap between what we say and what we do is a measurement of how badly we have misused our love.

Who or what is the object of your affection? Notice how you spend your quality time and you’ll find your answer. It may not be the prefabricated answer you’ve been giving all these years.

Your real answer can light the way out of darkness. It all begins with asking the question: “Who or what is the real love of my life?”

All the best,

John

HOW HEALTHY CAN YOU BE?
LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF

STOP SMOKING FOREVER
SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT EVERY NIGHT
IMPROVE YOUR SELF CONFIDENCE
RELAX IN 2 MINUTES
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