You may hate me.
But I prefer that you do, rather that you are indifferent.
Or that you are unaware of something that makes a huge difference in your life.
It’s high time to talk about time. Your time. So, fasten your seat-belts and let’s go.
There’s 168 hours in a week. It’s 7 days times 24 hours.
That’s your weekly time budget. No matter what, you will not have more nor less of it.
Let’s see how you spend it. That’s your time budget draft example. As approximate as it is, you can use its logic to figure out your own real one.
Start with 168.
Deduct 56 hours for sleep (7 days x 8 hours).
Balance left: 112
Deduct 40 hours for work (5 days x 8 hours).
Balance left: 72
Deduct 10 hours for commute (5 days x 2 hours)
Balance left: 62
Deduct 7 hours for your morning routine (getting up, breakfast, leaving for work/school or anything that you do in the morning) (7 days x 1 hour)
Balance left: 55
Deduct 7 hours for your evening routine (winding up the day, bath/shower, reading or anything that you do in the evening) (7 days x 1 hour)
Balance left: 48
Deduct 14 hours that you devote entirely to your family and friends (7 days x 2 hours)
Balance left: 34
Deduct 7 hours for purely your own time (7 days x 1 hour)
Balance left: 27
Deduct one extra hour a day for “anything” (7 days x 1 hour)
Balance left: 20
As rough as this budget is, it shows that there are 20 hours that are not assigned to any of the above categories.
That gives you close to 3 hours of free time a day.
In case you complain about having no time, I will ask you just two questions:
- What do you do with those 20 hours a week / 3 hours a day?
- Do you use the other 148 hours well?
Answer those questions, draw conclusions and put them in action.
You do have plenty of time!
The question is how you will use it.
Enjoy more and better time 🙂
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