So many people ask me where I get the time to do all the things that I do. I have been giving it a lot of thought of late, because everyone who asks me also adds that they are so time starved, that they could not possibly achieve half of what I have on my average suburban house block.
Now I am not going to regurgitate reams of tips from time management books, because in my opinion I have gained little from the ones that I have read, and they are full of unachievable rubbish. There is only one thing, in my humble opinion, that will give you back the time that you think you have lost.
Live life with purpose.
By that statement, I mean that by setting achievable goals, making simple plans, then acting upon those plans. This is a life lived with purpose. So little time wasted, and so much achieved. It worked for me!
Okay, I fibbed. I do have one more tip that I live by.
Do your brain a favour and turn off display screens more often, mainly TV, computer games and Facebook. It gives you time to think for yourself.
You will be amazed how much time you get back in your life. Just think, by acting on those plans and reaping the rewards, you will rarely be bored, and not seek the mindless garbage spewing out of the idiot box. A simple philosophy, but one I believe to be true (except for Star Trek of course).
Before someone says that they have to use a screen to read this blog, and I used one to write it, remember that reading and writing this blog (and researching for it) are my goals (and probably yours as well) and therefore purposeful acts. I do, however, appreciated the irony!
Opinions please? Do you think that I am over simplifying?