In fact, time is an illusion. We can’t manage time. We can manage ourselves. We can only manage ourselves in the present. Any other time doesn’t exist.
If we spend time thinking about the future, we are missing an opportunity to do something now. If now is spent thinking about the future, we are wasting the ‘now’.
A sense of purpose comes when we do what we are doing as well as we can. Our purpose is to do what we are doing at this present moment.
Imagine you feel very well and enjoying your life. This will come from a ‘now’ focus. Also imagine that you are diagnosed with a serious illness. At the moment of diagnosis, you shift to thinking about a awful future. You suddenly don’t feel so well.
Try living in the present. You might enjoy yourself more.