"Teacher, I just finished my work, what do I do now?" My response, "Use your time wisely. This means, finish unfinished work, read a book, write a story, there's plenty for you to do." When I was a third grade classroom teacher, I remember saying this to my students all of the time. I even had a "Use Your Time Wisely" poster which was a list of what they could do if they happen to finish their classwork early. Fast forward to the year 2020, in the time of COVID-19, I have decided to apply this formula to my life and business right now. In reality, at the beginning of this challenging time, I really didn't feel like doing anything. I was dealing with what was going on in our society as a whole and what was going on in my own personal life and family. I didn't want to practice or work on my goals. However, after much prayer, thought and reflection, I decided that I'm going to use this extra time that I have, wisely.
For most of my adult life, I have always had 2 or 3 jobs, running around, working, playing here, teaching there. I have never had so much "free time" as I do now. I believe we will eventually come out of this situation and I have decided that I want to come out of it better. This means a better business person, a better musician, a better teacher, just better in all aspects of my life. So I have decided to use my time wisely. I will learn all I can about running a business and apply what I will learn. I will work on my musicianship skills and work on my teaching skills. I will update some parts of my studio and maybe even write some more compositions. I will work on my music goals. During this time, I want to be productive and progress as much as I can. I will use my time wisely.