As most of you know the reason I started all that I am doing now is because of the death of my dog Athena. She made me think about time and just how precious it is. In the post“I’m too busy” I discuss how precious time is and why we must use it properly I also discuss my disdain for this phrase and why it is just an excuse.
I am guilty of this too. It is something I have been working on slowly and will continue to do so. Recently I have made two changes to address this. I always complained that I did not have enough time to work out or to read like I would like to. So I made two changes.
I got a subscription to audible and I now listen to audio books during the 45 minute ride to and from work, instead of music or other mindless radio. I have gotten through 5 books in the last 4 weeks.
I also started to go to the gym during my lunch hour instead of eating out and wasting time and money. This also allows me to listen to my books as I run or lift.
The results have been great. I am getting back into shape, I have lost weight, and I have read many books that have been on my “to read” list.
Most recently I am reading “The 4 Hour Work Week;” which is unbelievably good. As a result I will be changing a lot of the ways I do things and what I do. But there will be more of that in future posts.
So how do you use your time? Do you have areas of your life that could be changed and free you up to do things you don’t seem to have time for?
It is worth taking a look at. It is time to stop making excuses and take charge of our lives. In the end you, if you are not happy with how things are only you can change them; no one can do it for you.