How many times do we say, "I don't have the time"? I say it a lot when talking about things that I know I should be doing, but just can't get motivated to do them. This includes cleaning house, exercising, reading my scriptures, etc. Last week after church, the DH came home raving about the lesson that the young men had received about time and how we waste time. So, I decided to do the same experiment that they did and see how much time in the day I had left after doing all the things that I do. So, here goes nothing (yes, I'm checking my math)
24 hours in the day (I'm using 6 a.m. to 6 a.m.)
- 8 hours of sleep
- 7.5 hours of work
- 1.0 hour of travel to and from the place of employment
- .5 shower time ( I'm being generous)
-1.5 hours washing dishes prior to cooking and cooking dinner
-1.0 hour of helping with homework or schoolwork, helping kids study for tests
4.5 hours! That is what is left on a "normal" day for me to do something productive. What do I do during that time you ask? I'm asking myself the same thing and although I know that I'm reading or watching tv a little bit, I don't think it's 4.5 hours worth. This is a wake up call for me, I can be accomplishing so much! This means that I DO have time to take a walk around the neighborhood, I DO have time to read scriptures with my family, I DO have time to do my visiting teaching, I DO have time to clean my house (UGH!).
Readers, I know that I'm not going to be productive that left over 4.5 hours of the day(because I know deep in my soul that I'm not the most productive of people), BUT, I can try to take up some of that time doing what I know I should be doing and not lollygagging.
Off to do something productive....
Peace and love y'all!