“We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves.” – Alice Bloch
You have 168 hours each week. Some of those hours you will probably spend doing things you have to do, some of them doing things you choose to do, and some of them doing things simply on autopilot.
Autopilot hours are things like:
– Recurring meetings that were once useful, but are now a waste of resources.
– Late night TV binging because you’re too tired to get up and go to bed.
– Cumulative blocks of time spent surfing e-mail, social media, etc.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with any of the above, if they are conscious choices. [read]