‘Time waits for no one’ sang the Rolling Stones.




Tis true.


Time keeps on ticking by and it’s up to us how we use it.


Time is the most often given reason for someone not doing something.


I’ve heard it daily for the last 12 years.


It’s the reason we’re taught to use for not doing something.


It’s easier to say ‘I didn’t have time’ or ‘I’m too busy’ than ‘I didn’t make time’ or ‘I chose to spend my time elsewhere’.


And, therefore, it’s our ‘go to’ reason.


We’ve said it countless times before, we all have 168 hours or 10,080 minutes in a week.


It’s up to us how we use them.


If we chose to spend them watching TV or checking Facebook, then that’s cool.


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It’s our life, we can do with it what we want.


But, if we were to say that out loud, then we’d probably have to question our priorities.


“I didn’t have time to eat healthily and exercise today because I was too busy looking at what people I don’t really like are up to / pictures of cats / funny videos on Facebook”.


Now, I like Facey as much as the next man.


It’s addictive, isn’t it?


Popping back on to see how many more likes or comments that thing you posted has gotten.


And, it’s so easy – only takes a few seconds, doesn’t it?


And the notifications keep telling me there’s something happening.


When my phone vibrates, it’ll only take a couple of seconds to see what’s going on.


And it’s not like I’d be doing anything else then is it?


Or, I’m doing it at the same time as something else.


But, it all adds up doesn’t it.


Try downloading an ‘app usage tracker’ on your phone.


And be prepared to be shocked how much time you spend on there.


How many months or years that will work out over the course of a life time.


Even those that ‘don’t go on much’ usually find they’re on a lot more than they think.


And it’s not just the time ‘on it’ that takes away from other stuff you can do.


But it’s the distraction from the task at hand.


It normally takes a few minutes to get back up to full speed at whatever it is you’re doing.


Work, food prep, time with the kids, talking to the other half, etc.


You know – the stuff we don’t always “have enough time for”.


This isn’t just about Ye Olde Book Of Face.


And it’s not about telling you what to do (or not).


After all, I’m as guilty as the next ninja when I let it slip.


It’s just to help us all question what we’re spending our time on.


And, hopefully, reassign some (even if it’s just a few minutes a week) onto something that will make us happier and healthier long term.






Much love,


Jon ‘Depressing how much time I spend on there’ Hall and Matt ‘Just as bad’ Nicholson

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