This is something I frequently discuss, but it is a core concept to me. How much of your day should a person plan? How much of a day should one spend doing productive activities? Can one always be happy with what one accomplishes in a given day? It has always seemed to me that if one could organize every waking hour of the 16 daily hours available, one could achieve nirvana or at least finally cross a few things off the to do list! I am only able to do this once in a while, although I try every day.It doesn’t take much math to figure out how finite time is: in my case, 12 hours per day are devoted to work or work related activities. The 32 hours one gets on the weekend often require more planning. Thus of the 112 hours of waking hours one has per week, non-work related time for me constitutes upwards of 52 hours (not including work related project to do over the weekend). 46 % of a 7 day week is non-work related.
So if one wants to get something accomplished, either in one’s personal life or professionally, one has to make time to do it. The only way to make time that I know of is by organizing it. And of course there is that old saying: “Never say you don’t have enough time…You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.”