I get a lot of questions about how I can have enough time for a side business when I have a demanding full time job. Time seems like a very hard thing for people to control.....and it is!
Before Sloane I watched a lot of TV. First 48 was my binge watching show. I could NOT just watch one episode. Physically impossible to turn off the TV. When I see the show pop up on my guide today I still get some sort of dopamine rush. I'd watch reruns with the same intensity as a new episode.
All that TV time added up to lots of hours. I'd say 2 hours of TV time a day. When I look back I would say I was entertained, but it wasn't adding much to my life. If you do the math the 2 hours a day means 10 hours a work week.....and 14 hours for the full week. I think I watched even more TV on the weekend, so that is a conservative number. Over a month that is 56 hours! 56 HOURS!! Just sitting on my butt watching.
When I moved to Cincinnati to start at P&G I decided to challenge myself and not get a TV. I said the minute I REALLY needed one I'd just go to Best Buy and get one. I went 5 years without a TV. I missed First 48 and all the sports I love. What I found was that I actually got more enjoyment transitioning those hours into Sloane and learning at work.
The only reason I got a TV after 5 years was the cable company called and said that I could get cable and internet for less than what I was currently paying for internet. I ended up getting TV, but barely watched it. I was hooked on spending my time learning and growing.
Look at how you spend your time. There are hours there. My current battle is fighting my phone screen time. I think there is a lot of time there I could get back. It's a hard process to break habits. Start small and see the benefits.