The Pie Chart of Life
Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day. What are you doing with yours?
From all of my various readings I’ve figured out that it’s not how much time you have but what you do with the time you do have that is important. Everyone has the same 24 hours in the day but it seems like some people get sooo much done.
They must not sleep at night or they have superpowers that lengthen their day. But unfortunately neither of those is true. They have the same amount of time as the rest of us. They just “spend” their time wisely. For time is the most important currency in your life. How you spend your time will either make your rich or make you poor. The choice is entirely up to you.
I decided to make a pie chart of my life to see how I spend my time. Can I tell you I’m not thrilled? It can be depressing to see what you do with all of the hours of your day. But you know what? That’s also the great thing. By evaluating what’s actually happening you can see what you need to change to spend your time the way you want to spend it. So you can accomplish those goals that you never seem to get to. It’s true you may have to stop watching most TV. You may have to limit your facebook time. But what’s the most important thing in your life? Watching who gets voted off the island or accomplishing your goals?
Here is my pie chart. Even if you don’t want to create your own pie chart it’s a good idea to look at where you are spending your time. You can use a simple piece of paper or a spreadsheet like this one from Laura Vanderkam. The important thing is that you track your time and evaluate it. Are you spending your time wisely? What changes could you make?
If you don’t plan your time someone else will plan it for you. Do you want to be in control of your life or leave those decisions to someone else?
There are changes I will make in how I spend my time. I need to spend more time after work working on my blog and other passion projects. What about you? Are you spending your time on what you want or what other people want? Change starts with you. #HappyHealthyLife