I've been thinking a lot lately about time and how I'm using it. I don't have a crazy schedule--have reasonable work hours, and try to get between 6.5 to 7.5 hours of sleep a day. And somehow still manage to feel like there aren't enough hours in a day, when that is technically not true.
A couple weeks ago, I was listening to "Waste or Create" by Rich Wilkerson Jr. where he talked about one of the 7 Rules for Self-Discovery by A.W. Tozer, Leisure time.
We have a total of 168 hours in a week. On average, we spend about 56 of those at work, another 56 asleep (if we're getting 8 hours). Which leaves us with 56 hours of leisure time to spend.
Looking at time this way, versus in daily increments has challenged my perspective on time. And the idea that how I spend these 56 hours determines my quality of life is a little scary.
What that tells me is if I feel like I'm not where I need to be, if I feel like there's more I want to do but can't seem to make it happen, one of the places I need to check is right here, in these 56 hours.
We are about a month away from being half-way through the year. And if there was ever a good time to stop and think about how you've used the first couple of months to achieve your goals, and what the next half of the year is going to look like, that time would be now.