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Time may be free but it's PRICELESS

Invoke inspire came across a most wonderful and down to earth human being in its quest to find and provide the best avenues to students who need guidance and mentoring, Ms Nisha Kale.

Nisha Kale has a varied 21 years of teaching experience and currently is heading the English Department in a reputed International School in Thane. She also possesses 6 years of teaching experience as a lecturer in a Teacher's Training college.

She has the following academic achievements to her credit- BSc. B.Ed. M.A. and M Phil in English Literature.

She has also penned a social novel "The Veil" for 18 years and above along with some short stories for children. Among them is the widely read 'The Mystery House' and 'The Land of Timberlu'.

Here's Ms Nisha Kale's advice to the youngsters today struggling to make time in today's digital world!

TIME IS FREE BUT IT IS PRICELESS!

If you can fill the unforgiving minute,

With sixty seconds worth of distance run

Yours is the Earth and everything that is in it,

The above lines from the poem 'If' by Rudyard Kipling, talks about the minute that is not merciful. The minute passed by is lost forever. Thus it becomes most essential to instill in the young minds the value of time. Often school children are pressed for time and default in their academic submissions. Right from the primary section children should be given training to perform their tasks as per schedule.

One of the major distractions today is Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and other social media sites. The onus is on the parent to check this which allows the child to procrastinate from their work.

Students must set up a calendar to schedule study and play time. It helps to plan the day effectively. The child could well make his own list titled, like 'Things to Do' which could be an effective checklist. Be sure to include some time for reading or any other hobby the child wishes to pursue.

Initially, the elders need to help the child learn the art of time management. All tasks given to them should be time bound. Often children indulge in useless tasks at the time when they should be working on something important. Thus the first thing we must do is to prioritize their tasks.

Late nights create havoc in the child's schedule as it results in waking up late. The full day is a 'hurried day' resulting in fatigue and lethargy, with nothing accomplished.

It is true that time flees, but the factual truth is that it is you who are ticking away with every minute that passes by. Time is infinite and is here until the world ends. We are finite and will pass away. Thus we have to make the best use of our time or else, may regret all our lives.

To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.

To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.

To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.

To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.

To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in Olympics.

The above unknown text is an eye-opener to one and all to value time and manage it efficiently.

Treasure every moment that you have constructively!

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