Limited for all of us
We have 24 hours in a day, 168 hours in a week, 8,760 hours in a year. If you were to live to a 100, you’d live 876,000 hours from the moment of birth to the moment of death. That is not even a million hours in a lifetime. You’d have to live to 114 to clock up a million hours on this planet. Many of us would like to be able to squeeze more hours out of each day. We study strategies for managing time and creative scheduling techniques. We try to figure out how to do a million things at once…
So how – and with whom – do you want to spend time?
How do you spend time now? A useful exercise is to track for one week how you spend it so that you can see. I helped one man to become aware that he was spending too long on surfing the net comparing prices of the same massage treatment. This was cutting down on the time he spent with his family, or enjoying the massage treatment! He used the learning and started doing things differently.
So how else can you explore how you use – or waste – your time?
- How do you use time in any context of your life?
- How could you reduce / eliminate the sense of time pressure you feel?
- And how do your choices about how you spend time reflect your highest values?
- What have you learnt about yourself with regard to spending time?
- Do you often find yourself rushing around? What’s the cost of that to you?
- How do you want to spend the hours you have left on this planet?