‘Budget’ Your Day

There is no perfect way to live our life. After all, everybody’s situation is different. Everybody’s needs and wants are different. But there should be no doubt that there are some things that we can’t do without if we desire to live a meaningful and fulfilling life, even though many still do.

We need to exercise everyday. Why everyday, you may ask? After all, experts often agree that everyone should exercise at least 30 minutes, three times per week. I say do it everyday. Do more is better than do less. But that’s not the main reason. The main reason is that we need to protect the momentum. Why most people don’t exercise at all is because they try to do the minimum and that one or two days in between is enough to destroy any chance of creating any meaningful momentum. So, do it everyday.

You should also allocate a period of time for self-improvement daily. Read books and magazines. Do research. Attend courses. Grow your mindset, skills and knowledge.

Then assuming you have a 9 to 5 job that you are in for just the paycheck and not the fulfillment, and you can’t just quit due to your existing obligations, then you’ll need to set aside some time for your side hustle. Your side hustle should be something that you’re passionate about and be aligned with your purpose in life. It should be something that you can make you feel alive while at the same time, earn a healthy income.

After deducting 7 hours of sleep and the standard 8 hours of office hours that most people have, we only have a remaining of around 9 hours left. Deduct any 2 hours of travelling time and we have just 7 hours left.

1 hour – self-improvement

1 hour – exercise

1.5 hours – side-hustle

1.5 hours – family time (of course)

2 hours – rest, chores and miscellaneous

Whether this is the optimum way of budgeting our time or not, that’s not the point. The point is you have to do it. If you don’t do it, if you don’t commit, they’ll not be registered in you as important. And things that aren’t important will simply be automatically relegated to the back of our mind and gradually forgotten.

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