Making Time

Within a few days of starting to use Daytum to collect and display personal data I realize it’s already a part of my daily routine. It’s not a big deal; add a bookmark to my daily folder, make sure to keep a decently accurate mental picture of what I’ve done during my day, login and capture the data. It might take all of 5 minutes a day.

But one more thing? How in the world do I have time for one more thing, right? Easy, I made it. (Easy for you to say, Blankenship. You have a fairly flexible job. You don’t have kids. You work fast. Etc.) 100 years ago we didn’t have time for television. 30 years ago we didn’t have time for the internet. Did we suddenly get more hours in the day? No, we made time. We moved our schedule around to fit in something we wanted. 

Next time you “don’t have time,” it’s ok to admit you just don’t want to make time because that thing obviously isn’t important enough to you to change your schedule. And if it’s not that important, you shouldn’t have been doing it in the first place.