4th share: Where does the time go????

share 3: Answering the question from our survey of …
March 21, 2012
5th Share: How much money do you need in retirement?
May 29, 2012

To answer another question on our survey, we all have 168 hours in a week. Sure, some people outsource some tasks but break down what you do. I value my time like my money and spend it wisely, which includes relaxation time to recharge. An old trick learned in the Army (when the mission was to capture a hill by a certain time for the larger battlefield picture), involved allocating time to tasks. So look at how you spend your 168 hrs & modify as required. My (grouped for space) categories are:

  • Sleep
  • Domestics including shopping (notice shopping is not a hobby) 🙂
  • Spiritual & mental fitness
  • Physical fitness
  • Relationships including intimacy
  • “Work”, volunteering & zero footprint (the garden & other hobbies)

Now the order does not reflect importance but rather necessity. I may reduce sleep /domestics in order to satisfy the other. So have a look at your own situation and start a time jar where you put money in it every time you say you don’t have enough time. I started one in Oct 07 and by Dec I had changed my thoughts & words to say “I have all the time in the world”. Then in Aug 08 I moved to Maui for 3 months with the intention of staying longer – but that’s another “relationship story” 😉 Indeed the time jar & being aware of your “time spending” habits really does work!!

Comments, questions, sharing of your own tips appreciated 🙂 xx

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