Of the three currencies in life — time, money and reputation, time is the only one that cannot be recovered when spent. So it stands to reason that time is the most precious and should be cherished, protected and used very wisely.
But habits, old or otherwise, die hard. Once we start doing a thing, it’s hard to stop doing that same thing, in the same way.
Here’s what I propose…
View the nonessential things you do in your everyday life as potential time stealers. Yea, I said it! Thieves, criminals, nerdowells. After all, they are taking your most precious currency.
Now simply reevaluate if you like letting your precious time leak away to these activities. Make a conscious decision if you want to allow that to continue or not.
Under the harsh light of evaluation, I suspect you’ll discover a number of habits that you can discontinue or modify and steal back the time you were spending.
Just think of all the things you can do now, all the things you can enjoy now that you have some extra time to spend.