Don’t have enough time?

Lost time is never found again.

I’m currently reading 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think. I am actively considering how I spend my time- minute by minute- and if this aligns with not only how I think I’m spending it, but with the things I want to spend it on.

When it comes to being aware how I spend my time I always hear Jim Rohn’s voice in my mind- “don’t major in minor things”.

Just because you spend 3 hours a week cleaning your house or 20 hrs watching TV- where will that invested time get you? when you look back will you have spent your time on longer term structured and fruitful activites or would you have got lost in a sea of being “too busy” whilst accomplishing nothing?

While logging what you do can be cumbersome at the start- the data will allow you to see a real snapshot of what you’re doing (and not doing). If you find yourself always “too busy” and wonder how others get things done- remember this:

  • Being busy is most often used as a guise for avoiding the few critically important but uncomfortable actions.
  • Being busy is a form of laziness – lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.

Credit to Tim Ferriss for the above two points,  Rory Vaden and Positive Life Tips on Instagram for the diagram.

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