5 and 9 will rule my life this week
Last week I had the pleasure of eating lunch with Dave Woodall. Our conversation covered several topics but eventually landed on the how and why of structuring your daily routine.
He breaks daily life up into 3 parts:
- Personal - Addressing your physical, spiritual, and intellectual needs.
- Responsibilities - Fulfilling your obligations to your work, the maintenance of your assets (car, home, etc), and chores.
- Relational - Investing in your relationships with your significant other, friends, and family.
Now once you have these three aspects situated, he says, look at your work week (Monday to Friday has 120 hours). Say you work 40 hours a week. That leaves 80 hours. Subtract 8 hours a day for sleep and 1 hour of daily commuting, that leaves you with 32 hours (= 120 - 40 - 40 - 8) to address your personal needs, your responsibilities outside of work, and manage all of your relationships. How do you find time for all of that?
Well, work runs from 9am to 5pm. You typically see your family and friends after 5pm. When do you sleep? 9pm to 5am. Where does that leave time for you? 5am to 9am (for better or worse ;) You can try and cram in your personal needs after work but then it detracts from the time you have with all those around you.
This week I am going to take on this schedule, in an effort to structure my life in order to address the three largest aspects of my life: my self, my responsibilities, and all those others that I am blessed to be around.
Welp, here goes!