"Dutch mathematician, astronomer, physicist and horologist Christiaan Huygens invented the pendulum clock in 1656 and patented it in 1657. This technology reduced the loss of time by clocks from about 15 minutes to about 15 seconds per day." (http://www.historyofinformation.com/expanded.php?id=3506)

Since that moment people lost their sense of time. Our cultures, our systems, our world is shaped by our understanding of time. Time dictates more than we think it does. Afterall, time is money. Right? How we view time is a product of our upbringing.

Have you ever heard anyone say "I just don't have enough time in a day"?

Have you traveled to another country and been upset by their lack of punctuality?

Have you ever looked down at your phone and thought, "where did the time go"?

Of course you have.

Have you experienced this interaction, "How are you"?

"So busy. Life just won't slow down."

My question for you today is, How do you choose to spend your time?

Notice how I did not ask, What's your work schedule? What time do your kids get up? How many hours do you spend in the car, traffic, etc, etc.?

How do you choose to spend your time?

We all have a list of priorities, goals, dreams, desires, and the like. We all have the same amount of time. And yet, some people are able to "get more done" and "be available" to others throughout the day.

How do they do it?

They plan what time they are going to go to bed. How you end, is how you can begin.

How many hours of sleep do you need at night? What time do you want to get up? Do the math backwards and make it happen.

Well that means I will have to stop binge watching my favorite Netflix program, stop playing my favorite video game, turn off my phone and get off social media.

Yup.

How do you choose to spend your time?

I've always wanted to write a blog. I've always wanted to read more. I've always wanted to write a book. I've always wanted to (insert your dream, wish, desire)

I just don't have enough time.

Wrong. You are just choosing to use your time in a different way.

Choose differently and see different results.

I go to bed early, so I can wake up early.

Sometimes, I choose to sleep in or go to bed late or go out with some friends of mine or watch a show on tv. Time did not choose that for me, I did.

However, rarely do I find any interruptions at 4 in the morning. You do not have a baby in the house. (True) Parents with babies, I will give you 2 years to complain. That's it. =)

You have time for what you choose to have time for.

Choose wisely.

P.S. If you want help managing your time, shoot me a message at callahanbooksdotnet@gmail.com

I've helped tons of people reorganize their schedules to reflect their desires.