Peace be up you. [The Islamic greeting]
We face challenges in our daily life,
and we seriously need to organize our time & aims.
Imagine that your life is this container.
This container represents your daily capacity.
You can imagine it as your weekly, monthly or yearly capacity.
This big stone is your most important aim
such as your relationship with Allah (The God) & your obligations & obedience towards Him.
It can be also your relation with your parents, your husband [or wife] & your children.
Regarding the water, let's say that it represents things that entertain you
such as chatting, WhatsApp & even the time you spend on Twitter & Facebook.
Let's call it your additional social relations either the virtual or actual relations.
Regarding this cup of sand,
I consider it as your relations with your friends & the enjoyable activities in your life.
Now, these are small stones that represent your aims in life.
They represent your study, your project, your dream, your exams, your career & delighting your dearest people.
Let's call them The Important Things in your educational & practial life. They represent your study, your project, your dream, your exams, your career & delighting your dearest people.
Let's call them The Important Things in your educational & practial life.
Many of people complaining about spending time;
they cannot either finish their tasks
or they have free time but don't do their tasks.
Since your daily capacity is not organized,
you give high priority for your entertainment,
& spend your time on matters that prevent you from your main aims, dreams & projects,
& once you remember how careless you are toward Allah, your family & other obligations,
you'll try to compensate the spent time
& find that many of your essential aims & obligations aren't fulfilled.
You'll find your life is messy as if you are waiting someone to rearrange it.
Let's go one step backward & see how you can organize your life.
Let's start with The Core Stone;
your most important aims;
Being rewarded by Jannah (The Paradise), gaining Allah's satisfaction
& your obligations towards your parents, your husband [or wife] & your children.
Let's make this stone as the basic element [in the container].
Then you'll work for your life's aims that have to be achieved to live happily.
Call them whatever you like but consider them as The Small Stones.
After that, you'll find enough time for your friends & entertainment.
Believe me, you'll be also able to find time for your additional social relations.
Always remember that we have to start with The Big Stones or will not be never able to do them.
For that, decide the big stones in your life & start with them immediately.
[May Allah be with you]
Translated by @ArakM