Given the allure of technology and internet distractions, many seldom consider the pursuit of alone-time or what to do with it when we have it. One of the challenges of facing alone-time is, for one, facing it with an increasingly unfamiliar self (the one not connected to the internet or technology) and what exactly to …
When was the last time you complained there just weren’t enough hours in the day for all you wanted to accomplish? If you’re like me, it was recently. And if like me, you regularly run out of day at the end of your to-do list.
More importantly, what would you do with those additional 5 hours a day?
Would you spend them pursuing a dream? Working toward a goal? Doing something you love?
Well, the good news is that if you’re much like the national average, I can actually add another 4.8 hours to your life every single day. For free. And it won’t require DNA replacement therapy, magic, or becoming mentally ambidextrous.
That’s 34 hours a week, or 136 hours most months and 1,768 hours a year. That’s a whopping 8,840 hours in just 5 years’ time and 17,680 hours in a decade. And those of you on the downward slope of the average lifespan understand just how short a decade truly is!
What would you do with an additional 5 hours each and every day? Write a book? Travel? Sleep?
Well...here's one way to give yourself some more time. Turn off the TV.
The average American watches up to 5 hours of television each day. By simply turning off the boob tube, you can gain up to 1,768 hours each year.
Even if you pull yourself away from the box for just 1 hour each day, that's still 365 hours of additional time annually. That's equivelant to over 9 weeks of work.
If your employer gave you a 9-week vacation each year, you'd take it right?