Let's start with the basics of time management and determine how much time is actually available to you on a daily basis. Given that there are twenty-four hours a day, and that the average American sleeps approximately seven of those hours, that leave seventeen hours available each day for everything else. Therefore, given a seven-day week, a total of 119 hours are available on a weekly basis.
7 days x 17 hours =119 hours available on a weekly basis
And by the way:
119 hours x 60 minutes = 7,140 minutes available on a weekly basis
Think about that: You have 119 hours or 7,140 minutes a week to accomplish all that you set out to achieve. That's a considerable amount of time. Visualize what you can accomplish. The purpose of a special journal is to create behavior awareness. Frequently we are unaware of how we use our time, just as we are often unaware of how we spend our money and what we eat. I encourage you to be brutally honest as you construct this journal. No one is going to see this journal but you. Seeing is believing. Documenting how you use your time will enable you to find the time to flip. For the first week I want you to record every activity you perform each day and the time required to perform that activity. If you watch a soap, put it in. If you nap, gossip, talk on the phone, put it in. Record every activity in your time-log journal. While the food journal is a long-range exercise, you only need to complete this time log for one week. One week will provide you with the information you require. Remember, we are striving to create behavior awareness with this exercise.