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How Many Hours Are In Your Day?

This isn’t a feature article but just a quick note to everyone.

How many hours do you have in your day?

Theoretically, there are 24 in mine. Yours might be different.

But I sleep about 6 hours a day. Maybe 2 hours are spent eating. Another 2 hours for grooming and driving. Another 3 hours for getting stuff ready for my kids, cooking, cleaning. Another 5 hours doing routine stuff at work and with the blog. Maybe another hour doing errands, paying bills, going to the grocery store, or whatever else needs to be done. Another 2 hours doing communication: email, IM, phones, etc.

24 hours – 6 – 2 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 1 -2 = 3

3 hours left over for doing stuff I’m passionate about, for pursuing my dreams, for doing new projects that will change my life, for writing the Great American Novel, for exercise, for spending time with loved ones, for myself.

I’m guessing most of you have about that much time in your day for these kinds of things, give or take an hour or so.

What will you do with your 3 hours?

Myself? Well, I’m just going to relax today. Maybe read some more of Ann Patchett’s latest novel, Run (highly recommended, btw, along with her other books — especially Bel Canto). I’ll do a more in-depth post tomorrow, when I’m feelin’ it more. :)
What do you plan to do with your free time? Share in the comments or take the discussion to the Zen Habits forums



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