How many hours are in a day?
That's easy. We all know it's 24.
But do you know how much time you spend in each section of your day?
Here's what I mean. We spend, on average, 8 hours a day at work.
We're suppose to sleep for about 8 hours a day. Between the two that's 16 hours.
That leaves us another 8 hours for anything else. That could be personal time and family time. That time could consist of watching TV, cooking, exercising, talking on the phone, and the list goes on.
For my math gurus out there, that's, 8X3=24. So we have 3 sections to our day:
On some days or weeks, we may spend more or less time in one section. For some, our jobs call for longer hours in a day. However your schedule is, what's important to note is that we all get the same amount of time in a day, how you use that time is up to you.
When it comes down to our wellness, how we spend that time is important to our health. It's not enough to guess how much time we spend in each section. We have to be intentional and know exactly how much time we're spending and where.
We need to have time to relax, we need to give our family time, we need to be able to work on hobbies. It may seem that we don't have time for anything, but if we don't how much time is going where, how do you know for sure that you don't have time?
My challenge is this: on a piece of paper write out all 24 hours, and for each hour write what you do in those times. It should only take a few minutes. You block out your time for work and sleep. Now your focus is on the 8 free hours you do have. Write out what you do in those times. You'd be surprised at the extra time you find, and the time you waste on pointless things.
Try it out. Reclaim your time.
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