Spending more time with you family. Finding time to exercise. Clearing out your e-mail inbox on a regular basis (I know, shocking). What would you do with an extra 15 days each year? 15 days you can take that vacation you’ve been putting off, 15 days to start a business, 15 days to discover a passion you didn’t know existed.
One of the wisest decisions I’ve made this year has also been one of he craziest. But that’s the thing about wisdom – it often parallels insanity.
In 2010 I’ve committed to waking up one hour earlier…and by doing so, I’ve added an hour each day that I didn’t have before – 365 hours in a year, 15 days. Folks, that’s a lot of time – and it’s been time well spent.
In that time, I’ve discovered that at 25 years old, owning your own business, creating professional freedom, and loving what you do is not impossible.
I’ve continued to grow my passion for writing. Almost every morning, at 5am when I wake up and start my day, I open up my laptop, and write. Before the sun comes up, before my wife wakes up, before the emails start flowing in, I have my moment of solace where it’s just me and a blank screen starting back at me, begging me to write a few words each day.
In that hour, I clear my mind of distractions, I get organized, I prepare myself for the day ahead. There’s no frantic, “Oh shit I overslept what do I have to do today? Where do I have to be?”
And maybe most importantly, I get to start my day with the best friends a guy could ask for. Zack, Slater, Screech, Kelly, and the rest of the Saved by the Bell gang. (I swear, the day TBS takes Saved by the Bell off the air, I won’t know what to do with myself – at that point, I’ll be writing a post about why you should sleep in).
So whether you’re an early bird or a night owl – think about how you can add an hour to your day.
Maybe I’m crazy, or maybe I just inspired you to find a little extra time in your day to do something amazing.
What would you do with an extra hour today? What would you do with an extra 15 days in 2011?