Monday, October 4, 2010

What will you do with your 1440 minutes?

I came across an ad today that said "You have 1440 minutes a day. Make sure that you spend 15 of them on yourself." That is a good point. It sure sounds like we have a great deal of time on our hands. Of course, some of that does get used up doing things like sleeping, working, etc. So, let's break it down. Presuming you have an "average" life, we'll deduct the following amounts from that total:

Sleep - 480 minutes (This is 8 hours. I'm sure many of you don't get that much.)
Work and commute - 600 minutes (10 hours)
Personal Care - 60 minutes (1 hour)
Eating - 90 minutes (1 1/2 hours)

Even with those deductions, one is left with 210 minutes. That is 3 1/2 hours. If you want to be a writer, spend at least 10 minutes of that writing (More is better, but that will help build the habit of making writing part of daily life). No one can say that they don't have 10 free minutes in their day. We make time for what matters in our lives. No more excuses. You can do it!

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