Time Flies By Way Too Fast
By Laura Kelly-Pifer
There’s not enough time in the day. Where did the day go? Time flies by way too fast. These are all sayings that I’ve used time and time again. Do you say these things too?
This week I decided to write down everything I do during the day. And, while I had done this same activity almost a year ago, I needed to really see where I was now spending my time and if I needed to make any changes.
A year ago, my life was quite different; my schedule has changed quite a bit, my girls are playing different sports and are in different grades with more homework and my business has grown to name a few. I also know that there know there are some things that I need to focus more on, be more efficient at or I could delegate to others so that I am living the life that I want to live and achieving the goals that I have set for myself. I wanted to “fine tune” things even more so and decided that going back to writing things down would help answer some of my questions.
Here’s what I did and you can too.
- I want you to grab a notebook and pen or find a smartphone app or a word document dedicated to this project.
- Beginning from the time you get up to the time you go to bed, and in 15 minute increments, log each thing that you do for the next 3 days.
That’s all you have to do. Don’t rush and don’t make things up. Just go about the day as you normally would. This isn’t an exercise to make you feel guilty. It’s actually an exercise to help you determine where you might have more time. You might find that there are things, just like me, that you could do a little bit better, do without or even ask for help on so that you too are living the life you want and achieving the goals you set for yourself.
I’ll be honest and share one of my activities that was a “time sucker” for me when I did this exercise last year. I got sidetracked sometimes with looking at other people’s pictures on facebook. Yep, it’s true. Post a baby picture and I’ll go through ALL of your pictures. And while this brings me great joy, there are other things that I could have been doing with that time that might be more beneficial. And, by learning that, I changed a few habits and now limit my time online. I still look at baby pictures, my newsfeed, etc. but I put a time limit on it.
Those things that I didn’t think that I had time for, like finding time for fitness, I actually found that I did have time for. It’s really a cool activity to do and I encourage you to try it out. If anything, you’ll learn more about you and some of your day-to-day habits and where you too might be able to find a little time without it flying by.
Wishing you good health!
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Laura Kelly-Pifer is a Fitness Coach who strives to help others by giving hope and support to those that are dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether you are lacking physically, emotionally, financially, or nutritionally she is here to help you see REAL RESULTS!
Thank you so much folks!
Yes, try this exercise out. You’ll be amazed at what little things you do over the course of the day can be altered so that you have more time. 🙂
Going to this starting Monday!
Great article! Spot on!
I have always wondered if I can possibly grab some extra time in 24 hours! Great idea! 🙂
This is something I have been struggling with too … I will let you know what changes for me.