So, for those of us who didn’t know… there are 8,760 hours in a year! Yep, that’s it. And contrary to popular belief, we all get the same amount.
Have you ever noticed though, that some seem to be able to cram a whole lot more than others into their allocation of the same number of hours?
Some juggle families with successful businesses, travel and experiences. Some are pleased to get out of bed, get the kids to school, remember to clean their teeth and fall back into bed each night after feeding the tribe.
Sometimes, our circumstances dictate how we spend our time, and other times it’s a choice.
Try and consider every hour as a blessing. Make it worthwhile in the way only you can by working out your priorities. As they say, ‘every day above ground is a good day!’
Time is going by so fast and we often aren’t aware of how mindlessly we spend our precious time. It doesn’t seem that long ago I brought by precious babies home from hospital, and now they’re 17 and 19 – how did that happen?
Learn to be mindful of how you waste hours – is it social media? TV? Seasons and seasons of Netflix? Shopping? Most of us wish there were more hours in the day to accomplish what we’d like. So, buy out time… if you can.
Last time I checked, popular opinion was that ‘time is money.’ How do you value your time? Maybe put a dollar value on it and see if you’d do things differently. If you value your private time fiercely, make it a high number – maybe $300 an hour – what then would you choose to spend it doing?
Is spending more time travelling a priority? Catching up with family and friends our first goal? Being there for our kids as they grow? No-one ever died wishing they’d worked more hours.
What do you want to do more of? What do you want to really focus on? Starting with goals can be the beginning of a beautiful thing.
I’d love to hear what you want to do more of… and how you plan to fit it in to your busy life.