I have some news. I know you are going to be shocked, but, wait for it, there are just 24 hours in a day. Every day. For the rest of time. And I have even bigger news. You get to choose how to fill all 24 hours of each day for the rest of your time. Sometimes, it doesn’t feel that way. Sometimes, it seems like our days fill up on their own, or others fill them up for us. And that may be true. But we do choose how we will fill the time that is ours.
I love to read. My life would be missing something if I could not find the time to read. And so, I read. I feel better when I eat right and exercise. And so, I find time to workout and make healthy meals. I enjoy decorating and remodeling our home. It fulfills me. And so, I make time for it in my 24 hour day.
Because of these things, there are other things that I don’t have time for. Things that get left undone . Or things that others do for me. And that’s okay. Because I only have my 24 hours, and I want them to count. In my 24 hours, I want to enjoy people and tickle my kids and do some things that make me happy and some things that make other people happy and some things that make me a better person and some things that might help better someone else.
What are the things that you want to do in your 24 hours? What things are important to you? Do you spend your time doing them? Or do you miss them?
“Which of us is not saying to himself, which of us has not been saying to himself all his life,
If your 24 hours are getting away from you, then you might need to rethink how you are using them. Abraham Lincoln said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Don’t waste 4 hours sharpening your axe, or looking for your keys, or puttering around before you start the laundry. Make your 24 hours work for you. Use your 24 hours in a way that makes sense for you. Check the way you are using your time using this daily schedule. It may help you to see if you are filling your day with things that matter to you or if you are spending your time on things that don’t.