|7 Activities That Sometimes Seem Like A Waste of Time But Rarely Are|
“No time to sleep,” we tell ourselves. “I’ve GOT to get this done before bed.” Even Jeff Bezos says he has to get a good seven hours to get the most out of the day. Don’t do yourself a disservice by not getting enough rest. Take the time to recharge your battery. Seven hours every twenty-four hours. No excuses.
Read the Bible. Read some news articles. Read a novel. Just read. You’ve heard it a million times before, but it bears repeating. I know this can be tough to do if it’s a sunny day, or if you just bought a new 4k TV, but the world is becoming more and more technology based by the minute, and staying informed while educating yourself is almost always time well spent.
This is how great books are written or how great business ideas start. Learn to love the blank screen before you at some point during the day and commit to this mental exercise of improving your vocabulary and conversational skills. You don’t have to share it with anyone, but sometimes having a conversation with yourself on paper helps your day to day decision making process. It’s also a critical component of fleshing out goals.
I just sleep better in a clean room. Sometimes this is as simple as making your bed in the morning, or folding and putting your shirts in the dresser instead of just throwing your clean clothes in the corner. It should never be beneath anyone to sweep the kitchen or iron one's pants.
I’m a Christian, so personally I need to spend time with other believers and alone in prayer. There is also such a thing as Christian meditation, and it’s something that is talked about extensively in the Old Testament. However, if you adhere to a different faith or maybe have no faith in a higher-power of any kind, I still highly advise carving time out every day to have quiet. No TV or music in the background. Don’t confuse this with sleeping, because it’s far from it. You don’t always have to be doing something. Personally, this is one of the toughest things for me to do because it is the discipline of doing nothing, and doing nothing can seem counterproductive. Take the time to just be.
A half hour of intense cardio (sprinting) is better than an hour of moderate cardio (jogging/walking). If you’re not into the whole treadmill thing, take up a new sport.
This is something that comes naturally to some people, but not me. I’m a millennial, and I think we are a lonely generation. It’s the downside to advancements in communication technology. If you don’t have to block out time to do this on a daily basis, my hat goes off to you. If you’re a bit of a loner but don’t consume alcohol, spend some time at a local coffee shop to enrich your social life.