What would you do with 9 hours in a week? Don’t think you have 9 hours? Let’s take a little look at some time wasting facts, Jack…
We all do it. You know for a fact that you could be doing something else besides checking Facebook 10 times in the last hour.
“It’s only for a minute!” You say?
- 1 X 10 = 10 min. per hour
- 10 min/hour X 8 hr = 80 min in 1 work day…
- 80 min X 5 days is 400 min (6 hours) in 1 work week!! Yep, SIX
For the sake of argument, let’s cut that in half…So…that’s 3 extra hours so far in a week. (and you know it’s actually more than that…)
2. TV Time…
And what about TV time? How much time do you REALLY spend in front of the TV? Let’s figure it out a little here:
The average person spends about 2.8 hours per day watching TV. What about you? Let’s again say that you only watch 1 hour in 3 days of stuff you really don’t “need” to watch. That’s giving you 3 more hours (of the about 20 hours per week you actually watch.)
3. Looking for Things…
How many times do you have to search for something in a day?
- A form you need to fill out – 5 minutes?
- Your keys – 2 minutes?
- Her other shoe that isn’t where it’s supposed to be – 6 minutes?
- The lunch kit from yesterday that needs filling for today – 3 minutes?
- What you’re going to wear – 5 minutes? (at least)
- More toothpaste – 15 minutes? (more if the store is farther away)
5 + 2 + 6 + 3 + 5 + 15 = 36 minutes per day looking for something. 252 minutes per week is 4.2 hours. Far fetched? Time yourself the next time you have to search for your keys…Again, let’s cut that in half for argument sake: 2 more hours you could use in a week! Get organized!
4. Email You Don’t Really Read…
How long does it take you to read your email? To delete them? Time yourself. Let’s say you spend about 5 minutes every hour during the work day dealing with email that are junk or unimportant:
- 5 minutes per hour X 8 hr day = 40 min in 1 work day…
- 40 min X 5 days is 200 min (3 hours) in 1 work week.
That’s 3 more hours in your week that you could use if you setup some systems to deal with your email. You know that you likely spend much more time than that.
So, with just those four time wasters: Facebook (3 Hours) + TV TIme (3 Hours) + Looking for Things (2 Hours) + Junk Email (3 Hours) = 11 Hours total in a week! I only mentioned finding 9 hours, so let’s even take 2 hours off of my already generous actual hours you spend wasting time to make it 9!
What if you spent 9 hours of your wasted time in a week doing some of those tasks on your list? What do you think you could get done in a week? In a month? A year? It really adds up, right!? At 9 hours a week, you could do a lot of those things that you always wanted to do!!
I’m not saying that these things aren’t fun. But how much do you really want to do something else? What are you really missing out on? How much better would your life be if you stopped doing some of these things even for just ½ the time you normally spend on them? Where would you be then?
It’s time for you to stop settling for less than what you deserve. You are better than that and you know it! Stop wasting YOUR time.
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