"I don't have time". How many times have we repeated that phrase over the past week, month or year? We all have "time"; in fact, we all have 168 hours in every week. The important part is how we choose to use that time.
If we remove the 8 hours a day for sleeping (56 hours) and 50 hours a week for working and commuting, we still have 62 hours a week for "other things". If you are struggling to think of how you are spending this time, it may help to keep a time log. Of course, there are APPS out there for you to use to keep track of your time if you aren't sure how to begin.
One of the things I have found is that people typically believe it will take them longer to do some chores than it really does. For example, emptying the dishwasher takes me a minute (I have timed it) and folding a load of laundry takes me less than two minutes.
Of course, we tend to waste alot of time by multi-tasking and losing track of what we were trying to accomplish. Time is wasted on "surfing the internet", shopping online, and checking social media or emails. For example, doing any of these things 10 times a day for 6 minutes adds up to 1 hour a day...the time you could spend exercising that you claim you just don't have time for.
So, remember that the hours you have available can be spent doing what is important to you....spending time with family, exercising, or participating in a hobby. The bottom line is, you are choosing your priority during that time. When you look at your time log are you satisfied with the choices you are making?
New Year Goals to Keep You Healthy
Here are some New Year Goals that will keep you healthy emotionally, socially, mentally and spiritually:
Linda Peterman, Life Coach, Retired Mental Health Counselor