Okay, so you only have 24 hours in a day. One-third of them are for sleep. One-third for your paying gig. That leaves one-third for ?????
Guess how most people spend that other third? They are watching television or using the Internet (Shocker?). Okay, some people do housework and exercise, 8 percent spend time with family, 6 percent read, and less than 1 percent do non-profit work, according to Men's Health Magazine.
"If the folks who sue their free time for TV and Twitter are happy with their waist size, back account, sex life, family life and life in general, I say , go for it, watch your TV, says Robert Pagliarini, a financial and time-efficiency columnist for CBS Moneywatch.com and author of The Other 8 Hours. "But how many are that happy?"
He has a point. We are wasting our free time and claiming we feel overloaded! We could be using that time to lose weight, learn a language, maybe even bond with our kid. It might be time to examine where your leisure time is going.
Let's say you want to write a book. Maybe you would write a page a day instead of sitting in front of the tube. Pagliarini says he has interviewed a lot of people who changed a sliver of their day and the payoffs have been huge.
Think about it, how could you repurpose your leisure time to closer to your goals?