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Workbook exercise #1: Analyse your time

The workbook exercises are short bite exercises to think about. Small tools to help you set yourself up to win. The exercises usually take less than 5 minutes to complete.

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Analyzing your time 

You have 168 hours a week at your disposal

Let say you sleep 8 hours a night and work 8 hours a day on average

That is 56 hours of sleep

40 hours a week of work

Factor in a little over 2 hours a day of time lost to commuting, showering, getting dressed etc.

Don’t forget food. Let’s put that at around 2 hours a day (breakfast, lunch, diner)

O wait, social life. Yes. 10 hours a week?

Maybe you also go to the gym or have other sport commitments. Another 5 hours?

and about 2 hours of relaxation a day?

so…
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15 hours a week, that is the amount of time you have to work on your personal projects or to take on some of your own challenges. Now, the above mentioned outline is not a ‘one size fits all’ – far from it -. Maybe you need less than 8 hours of sleep a night, or you hang out with friends a lot more than the 10 hours a week I just wrote down.

But hey, ask yourself:

What does your average week look like?
How do you spend your 168 hours?

Write down how many hours you roughly spend on different activities throughout the week.
How many hours do you have left to work on your own stuff?

How realistic is it that you are going to start that personal project?
Do you have enough time to reach the goals you have set for yourself?
Where should you adjust to move forward? What steps can you take to start?

Cut yourself some slack, but don’t try to do more in the same time.
Make time.

 How will you spend your time today?
Read more about time, your most precious asset.