Future heel clicker in the making. (I have a thing for mid-race heel clicks as evidenced by this photo and this photo.)
Well, beyond working on our beautiful heel clicks, this morning is kind of a bust for not only Henry and I, but the Husband as well. We planned to swap off baby care with workouts; however, we both opted to go back to bed during our allotted workout time. It sounds nice, but I think it was one of those ‘we would feel just as tired regardless of whether we went back to sleep’ mornings. Exercise would’ve energized me. I should’ve sweated! Ah well.
Baked apples over pumpkin oatmeal. Yum. My current favorite flavor combo.
Initial Thoughts on 168 Hours
I’m currently reading the time management book 168 hours and, per the book’s instructions, logging how I spend my entire week. Yes, it is tedious, but it’s also very illuminating (I’ll share my findings next Monday). Last week on the blog, I asked everyone what they would do with an extra hour a day. I said that funds were unlimited, so we had lots of silly answers like a massage a day (that was actually my answer!). But people said they would go for runs, walk their dogs, spend extra time with their families, or engage in a beloved hobby during the 25th hour… stuff we really want and need to do.
It really got me thinking… I’m sure I waste an hour a day doing, well, nothing of importance. So I asked myself what would I really want to do with ‘extra’ time if I managed my day better. The answer was immediate: Spend more quality one-on-one time with Henry, and work on my novel. I really want to find time to do these things, and I know I can, I just been to be methodical about ‘discovering’ the extra hour. It’s not about becoming a time hall monitor but just eliminating unnecessary activities – like TV! I’m trying not to do anything differently this week as I log my hours, and I’m already amazed at how much time I blow on TV.
So – just something to think about. What would you really do with an hour extra hour? What are your biggest time wasters?
My partner and I are doing a “no television for five months” experiment. It’s mostly to be more intentional with the way we spend our time, and partly because neither of us find much to watch on TV anyway.
While I still spend a lot of time reading and writing blog entries (though I have a mandatory turn off the computer time at 9pm), I’ve been reading and knitting a lot too. And when we want to watch something, we’ll watch a documentary on Netflix.