I was talking to my workmate the other day about weeknight cooking. She pointed out that it eats up a lot of our 4 hours a day of spare time.
Hang on, 4 hours? I mentally did the maths. Yes, it was true. We both work 8 hour days with 2 hours of commuting. Home at 6pm, bed at 10pm-ish. Up at 7am to face the new day.
In those precious 4 hours, we have to cook, clean, shower and then with what time is left over - relax a little.
I usually use my "relax" time to watch my tv shows, peruse social media and read blogs.
So now I'm wondering if there are changes I can make to positively and more constructively use my time.
Perhaps I could go to bed later, or get up earlier? Do I really need 9 hours of sleep a night? I probably should be exercising at some point!
Should I use my commute time for more writing, instead of reading?
Should I bulk cook meals on the weekend to cut down on prep time in the week?
All of these are options. But at the end of the day, the decisions I make about how I spend my time will be based on my priorities - what I want to do! If I want to spend more time reading books or blogs, I will make the time. I'll borrow it from the precious minutes I was spending doing something else. If I want to spend more time with my partner, perhaps I'll reduce my social media time.
I believe that complaining you can't find time to do the things you like is useless. Because if something is important, invariably you'll MAKE the time. I just need to decide what is a priority to me!
What do you always make time for in your day?