How do you view your time? Do you consider every minute precious or do you waste away hours and wonder where the time went?
Have you ever spent time considering how you want to be spending your time? Do you plan out time with your spouse? Do you know what you’re going to do the next time you have an hour to spend with your kids? Do you make time for yourself and carve out time for exercise?
I know this is a lot to think about. And, usually it’s not a pretty picture.
Many of us get completely lost in the day-to-day shuffle and we don’t consider how much time we’re wasting every day on stuff that doesn’t really matter.
We also lie to ourselves about how much time we spend on certain things. We lie to ourselves about how much time we spend watching television. We lie to ourselves about how much quality time we spend with friends, family, and our children. We lie to ourselves about how much time we’re focused and seriously working as opposed to roaming the internet.
We also lie to ourselves about our lack of choice. We make the excuse that we’re too busy for stuff—too busy to read that novel you’ve been meaning to read, too busy to send out a weekly email newsletter, too busy to walk your dogs, too busy to finish that painting.
I get it—we’re all busy. But, we also all make choices about how we spend our time each and every day.