You have heard of giving 110% right? Well today I have to break some bad news to you. There is no such thing as 110%. There is only 100% after that there is nothing left. If someone uses 100% of the toilet paper you cannot use the extra 10% because it does not exist. If you use up all the hours in the day you can’t get an extra 2 hours and forty minutes because it does not exist. The day is gone when it’s gone and you have to begin a new one.
Just the same, there is only 100% energy inside of you. You should always do your best and give 100% but that is all there is. If you search down deep and find 10% more than that means you had only originally given 90% and now you have given your all. Push yourself to the limit but know that there are only so many hours in a day.
Have you given any thought to how much time you spend doing different task in your life? What is taking up your 100%? How is your life broken down? What is the formula that equals you?
I am going to show you a simple way to figure it out. You know there are 24 hours in a day correct? Well multiply that by 7. You get 168 hours in a week. How many of those hours do you spend sleeping? I will say for this example that you sleep 6 hours a day. That is a total of 42 hours. Now you have 126 hours left and if you divide 42 by 168 you will find that you have used 25% of your week. (42/168=.25)
Now that you are well rested what are you going to do with the other 75%? In this example we are going to add together the time you spend driving to and from work in with the actual hours you spend working. Let’s say you work 10 hour days and it takes you 30 minutes to get to work and 30 minutes to get home. That is 11 hours per day which equals 77 and that is 45% of your week. (77/168=.45) Between working and sleeping you have already used 70% of your week. (45+25=70)
What can you do with the 30% that is left? You have to split that between your family, your social life, your hobbies, working out and doing your volunteer work. So let’s say you spend an hour in the morning with your family and two hours in the evening during the week and maybe 10 hours on the weekend. That is about 31 hours or 18% of your time spent with your family. If you add up the hours 31+77+42=150, 150/169=.89 or 89% of your time is now occupied for the week. You only have 11% left to do anything else you feel is important to you.
Now that you have the formula, use it on your real life schedule and discover the formula that makes up your life. Also, decide if you need to put energy and hours in different places and adjust your time. It is nothing like really knowing what your life is like, where your time goes and your energy flows. It gives you the power to make adjustments or be proud that you are doing it right.
Breaking it down…Now That’s Presidential!
- Resolving to Live Well, part III (problenblog.wordpress.com)
- More sleep makes you better at work (time4sleep.co.uk)
- Two important and often overlooked aspects of creating a lasting morning routine (joel.is)