No matter where you are in the world. No matter who you are. Wealthy, poor, famous or not, we all have the same amount of hours in the day. What you decide to do with those hours determines more about you and your character than you may realize. Do you spend your day focusing on the negative and all the things you don’t want to deal with that day? Or do you get up and feel grateful for what you have and what you are able to do? Each day is a new opportunity to try something new, to spend it doing something that you love, with people you love.
Everyone is going to have mandatory daily tasks that need to be done regardless of your choice, such as scheduled work shifts, or if you’re a parent, caring for your children. It is what you decide to do with the time in the day around these tasks. Someone at work last week had said to me, ” I wish I was a quarter as productive as you are,” and to this I say, you have the ability to be just as productive, you just need to do it! I look at my day and think of all the tasks that need to be accomplished and then it is simply a matter of prioritizing and time management. This may mean getting up a little earlier in order to get my workout in before work, and going to bed a little earlier to make this happen. Or listening to a podcast on a topic you are interested in, instead of music or the radio on your commute. We can’t let these mandatory daily tasks override our interests and hobbies. We take these mandatory tasks and work around them to make it work.
There are many simple ways to give yourself more time, and make the day go smoother. Prepping everything the night before is the biggest piece of advice I think anyone can listen to. Take out that “just one more episode,” pack your lunch, get your clothes ready, and pack your gym bag so that when you wake up the next day all you literally have to do is roll out of bed, and head out the door. The time is there, you just need to change how you use it.
Everyone has the capability to do all that they want in the day. You just need to want it enough to make time for it. We all have our hobbies and tasks we would like to happen each day. But here’s to making it happen, making the time, and not losing sight of time for ourselves.