Time management is a struggle for most people. The most common complaint is that there’s just not enough hours in the day to get everything done. In fact, most people would vote for an eight-day week if it was an option!
Where exactly does the time go? To understand where it goes requires a brutally honest look at how you spend your day. Most people think they know where they spend their time - raising kids, preparing to go to work, traveling to work, working, all the tasks required to run a household, eating, and sleeping with whatever time is left over.
If you really want to understand where your time goes, I invite you to keep a journal. Starting from the time you get up until the time your head hits the pillow, track your activity throughout the day. This includes bathroom routines, toileting, eating, driving, and, yes, cell phone usage!
Since communication has gotten more convenient with the use of personal cell phones and since cell phones have advanced over the last decade, more and more people lose more and more time sucked into their screens. You see it at the grocery store, doctor’s office, or anywhere there’s a line. Everyone is looking down at their phones. They are texting, scrolling through their social media accounts, or playing games.
How much time do YOU spend on your phone? I bet it’s more than you think!
Research shows that people will “spend a little over 76,500 hours of their lives staring at a cell phone screen, roughly 8.74 years, according to research. This is stimulated since the approximate age of a user to obtain a smartphone is 10 years and the user uses it on average 3.07 hours daily.”*
To get the most out of life and more out of your day, limit your cell phone usage. Stop looking down and start looking up. Engage with the people, places, and things around you!
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