When you are a chronic procrastinator time is your worst enemy. Deadlines get missed at work, term papers don’t get handed in, important life events get missed, and by the time you are ready to retire you realize you haven’t started saving money.
Your time in life is limited and it’s the most valuable resource we have. If you ever have talked to someone older in their 90’s and ask them what’s there biggest regret its always “I wish I spent more time with friends or family”.
When I used to procrastinate I was addicted to car racing games on my Xbox. One of those games in particular I logged over 3500 hours in. Kind of sad when I look back at that. I really got nothing out of that time. Do you know that you only work 2080 hours a year at your job (40 hours per week X 52 weeks). That means I wasted almost a year and a half of my life playing a video game. I didn’t get any smarter, I didn’t get more healthy, I didn’t make more friends, and I didn’t create any lasting memories.
Time passes so quickly and you don’t even realize sometimes how much has elapsed. Everything sucks your time; work, TV, video games, school, sleep, etc. Time gets wasted and before you know it a full year has passed and you have nothing to show for it.
If you want to remind yourself about the value of your time you can check out this simple website. It will show you a nice visual of how many weeks you have lived and how many you have left. The site has chrome extension and you can set the site as your homepage. It will help you be more mindful of your limited time. It’s pretty eye opening when you set it as your homepage and start seeing your weeks disappearing.
What have you wasted the most time doing with your life. Let me know in the comments below.