It’s late in the day and I find myself sitting and wondering about my time management skills. It was the usual 9 hour work day and at the end of yet another meeting, I was trying to recollect my day. About the things that I had done, the people I met and surprisingly I realized that my day had already come to an end!! We’re supposed to make every moment count, aren’t we? Atleast that is what we keep hearing and seeing in all those ad campaigns and those innumerable fb posts. If that is the case, where did I lose my precious precious day. At the jeopardy of sounding like a person with OCD, I’m telling you now that I have actually sat down to make list of all things that I would like to get done in a 24-hour day as opposed to all those things that I actually do. Replete with the number of hours allocated to each task. Thankfully, I found that I wasn’t that far off, but… It varied enough to get me thinking. Surprisingly or unsurprisingly, office and sleep took up a huge chunk. The rest were scattered around this and that. After deducting things like an hour for yoga, an hour for satisfying my hunger pangs. I was left with about 4-5 hours to do all the Miscellaneous things. That would include things like TV, reading my books, practising violin, catching up with friends and family, shopping, chores etc. And I find that I spend around 2 hours watching stuff that didn’t add any value to my life, but I go ahead and do it anyway.
Because I’m just too lazy to read that book or pick up the phone to talk to someone. I justified it with the excuse that being the hard working homebody that I’m, I can be excused for what we call, taking it light. But who am I kidding, I KNOW that I would feel better if I had spent that time elsewhere. Like calling up that friend you haven’t talked to in a long while. But knowing isn’t doing, isn’t it? Herein lies my weakness or the general human failing. Now I’ve mentally squared up my shoulders and have decided to stop doing those mind-numbing, meaningless time-consuming meanderings and to consciously make an effort to get on with things that actually would make a difference to me.
Why don’t you try listing out all those things you would like to do, my list certainly enlightened me! (Read:Buddha) 😉
Have you ever come across this situation, please do let me know. Misery loves company, after all!
You’ll pray for me, won’t you, to keep up my new found resolution! 🙂