Every day, every hour
The quote “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” goes on with this explanation: “What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim.”
What is your day like?
Do you have a daily schedule? Do you live your day on intuition or is it well planned? And if it is well planned, do you stick to your plan? If not, when did you plan your day? In the morning or the day before?
If you don’t have a daily schedule, do you like it this way? If you use your intuition, does your day feel satisfactory afterwards, or do you think you could have used your time more efficiently?
Most people have some kind of a mix: they have an overall plan for the day, but leave so much room in their schedule, that they have plenty of time to let their intuition manage their time. No priorities in tasks, but rather a sense of doing whatever they want, whenever they feel like it. At the end of the day they feel like they have had a very busy day. But is busy the same as getting the most out of your day…?
Back to the quote
So, relating to the quote, are you getting the most out of your day and therefore are you getting the most out of your life? If you’re coasting through your day, don’t you think that you’re coasting through life itself? If your dayplanning isn’t much of anything, how about your life? When was the last time that you were proud of something you did?
Days become weeks, weeks become months, months turn into years
Take control of your day. Plan your day and stick to it. Intuition may be pleasant, but it doesn’t bring you anything. Every day that you wake up you have the opportunity to make it your best yet. Stop being busy being busy. Focus on the few things that matter.
Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back. – Harvey MacKay