One of the most impactful, qualitative changes I’ve made to my life in the last five years has been how I look at time.
We already know time is valuable — from the moment we wake up to when we sleep, we’re taught to count the minutes in everything we do.
At home before school, my mom would yell, “5 minutes to finish breakfast or you’re going to be late!”
At school while taking a test, my teacher would yell, “2 minutes until all pencils down!”
At work, my boss would yell, “You’re late!”
The scarcity of time is something we all know well, which is why years ago, I knew to do everything I could to create more time by being more efficient.
I started listening to audiobooks instead of music at the gym. At mealtimes, I opted for microwavables. And when even that wasn’t enough, I made a commitment to sleep less and socialize less.
There was even a time when I had been so angry at being sleep-deprived I punched a hole in my wall. It was later covered with a poster of Schwarzenegger in his terminator sunglasses and the words “SLEEP FASTER” on it. I think the hole is still there.
The ironic thing is, despite having done all of that, Continue…