Have you ever wanted to do something and though “I don’t have the time for that?” Well, I have some exciting news for you. You get 24 hours every single day to do with as you see fit! Think about it, 24 whole hours. That’s a lot of time. So how do we go from having 24 hours to having 0? Let’s break it down a bit.
First we’ll start with sleep. If we get the recommended good night’s sleep, that’s 8 hours out of our 24, leaving us with 16. Now, we add in work, which I will use 8 for they typical 8 – 5 job, which then takes us down to 8 hours left. So far we have spend 2/3 of our day sleeping and working. There are a few other necessary things to add in though, like showering and other hygiene tasks, plus eating. Let’s take 3 hours for all of that. Now we are down to 5 hours. From 24 down to 5 may sound like a big loss, but why not look at it from a different angle? You have 5 hours every day, Monday through Friday that are yours do plan out as you please! If you spent 5 hours every day reading, just imagine how many books you could read. See where I’m going with this?
The thing is, you have plenty of time (unless you work 16 hours a day) to do the things you want to do, you just need to plan your time wisely. Just as you would plan how to spend your money with a budget, you need to plan how to spend your time. It may feel odd at first to “schedule” time with your family, or “schedule” time to watch your favorite tv show, but that’s the only way to make sure you have the time you want. If you don’t plan how you will spend your time, someone else will plan it for you. Think back to what you did every night this week. Was it stuff you wanted to do, or was it stuff that you felt you had to do? Maybe you don’t even remember what you did! Just think about how you would feel to be able to spend at least a little bit of time every day doing something you absolutely love. You can! All you have to do is schedule it in. Want to start working out? You better schedule it, or trust me, you won’t do it. Want to write a book? Schedule time to write every day (and DO IT!). If there is something you have been wanting to do, but don’t feel like you have the time, I challenge you to sit down and start to schedule out your week. You will most likely be very surprised at the time you find that you actually have!