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Making the most of 24 hours is not about getting more done but it is about doing what matters.


How to Make the Most of Your 24 Hours - zen habits

How to Make the Most of Your 24 Hours - zen habits


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Most of us feel some kind of time stress. The feeling is that there’s not enough time. With a feeling of scarcity about time, we stress that we won’t get everything done. We feel behind.

Everyday is a new day

There’s always a fresh supply of time. We get the same amount of time no matter who we are, and we get a fresh batch of 24 hours every day, no matter how terribly we spent the previous 24 hours. It’s a fresh start, over and over, a chance to try something new.

Getting more done does not matter.

It doesn’t matter how much you get done, doing more doesn’t solve the problem of not enough time. Because even if you get almost everything done, there will always be something that is remaining. 

Each hour is precious.

The hours that we get everyday are really  precious.They are a gift. We take them for granted, and don’t appreciate them to the fullest.

We go through our days doing routine things, not really paying attention, and because of that … the hours slip through our fingers, and we wonder where i...

With a fresh 24 hours before us, it’s easy to just get started in our usual way. But to make the most of this new batch of hours,it  is important to take a few moments at the start of the day to reflect on what we want to do with them.

We might not end up doing things exac...

Doing more does not help with getting everything done,as there will always be something that is remaining.

Instead, make a list of 3 important things. You’ve probably heard this advice before, but do you follow it? If you could only put 3 things on the list, you’d choose ca...

What if cooking soup for dinner or anything on your list became a transcendent experience? A moment of transcendence is something each of us has experienced: when we feel incredibly connected to the world around us, when we lose our sense of separate self and feel a part of someth...

At the end of each day, take a few moments to reflect back on your day and think about what you’re grateful for. Such common advice, I know, but combined with the other things on this list it’s ridiculously powerful. Try it.

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