It might be $10.50 or $200 per hour, but in the end, we all work for an hourly rate. Take an opportunity to evaluate if you value your time as a finite resource. The Food and Drug Administration is releasing a new food label that provides more information to the consumer to make healthier choices. Among other changes, there is more detail regarding natural or process sugars to help inform and influence behavior. The web site Medium notified me today that it will take 3 minutes to read the article I selected. This was a helpful reminder that I can choose to spend 3 minutes of my precious life to read the article or move on to the next article. If we take the time to examine the food label of the chocolate donuts or consider the time it takes to read an article, then it is only fair to evaluate how we spend our time. With freedom comes great responsibility as you are the only one that determines how you spend your life. Without a second thought, we settle into the big comfy couch with the TV on and scroll through our Facebook feed for three or four hours a night. Time evaporates when I start scrolling or checking out the Internet click bait. It is not in the Facebook or TV networks business model to remind us of the amount of time spent in front of their screen. Will your deathbed reflections recall all 4,000 sitcoms and equivalent cat videos watched over a lifetime and confirm it was time well spent? Possibly, but at least be intentional its the only life you have. The average reading speed is 200 words per minute and this post is 406 words. If your average; you spent just over 2 minutes reading this post. Hopefully you received value and your time was well spent and the inquiry was worth your investment. It is your move, what's next?.
Are you aware of how you spend your time? How are you intentional about your down time and the importance of rest and entertainment? What is your process for evaluating invitations and saying yes or no? When have you managed your time well? When did you squander your time? Calculate your weekly screen time; what is your weekly rate you could invoice to the entertainment industry for your attention? How do you need to make adjustments? What time question wasn't asked?