When looking at the entire expanse of a lifetime, sometimes it seems like you have so much time to do the things that you really want to do and enough time to get things done the way you want them done. But when you include all of the other things that you HAVE to do in life (eating, grooming, going to work, traveling, etc) how much time do you really have to make the most of your life?
I thought that this video was very interesting and I think that it really puts some things into perspective. How do you spend your free time and ultimately what would you rather be doing? I guess we all tend to think that sometimes “Life is too short,” but I think that this video really shows how short life really is. I am a visual learner and for me, this video resonates with me. It really puts things into perspective. When you think about all the time we spend worrying, complaining, fighting with others, focusing on the small and menial aspects of life we forget about the larger, more important events in our lives.
If at the end of the day we only have about 1/10th of our lives that are set up for those moments for laughing, swimming, making art, going on hikes, text messaging, reading, checking Facebook, learning the guitar, etc it truly does put life into perspective. For me it shows that 1) Everyone needs to cherish their youth, 2) You really need to choose a job you love (especially if you are going to be spending more time at work then focusing on free time), 3) If our free time really does only consist of 2,740 days, then YOU NEED TO REALLY MAKE THE MOST OF IT!!! Carpe Diem.
On Average, you will:
Live: 28,835 days
Threshold of Adulthood: 5,470 days
Sleep: 8,477 days
Eat, Drink and Preparing Food: 1,635 days
Work: 3,202 days
Commute/Travel in our Daily Lives: 1,099 days
Watch Television: 2,676 days
Household Activities (Chores, taking care of pets, shopping): 1,576 days
Care for the need or wellbeing of others (friends and family): 564 days
Grooming/Bathroom activities: 671 days
Community Activities (religious activities, charity, taking classes, civi duties, meetings, etc): 720 days
Free time: 2,740 days….
Today is the first day of a new year. I have already used up 13,140 days and only have about 15,695 days left. So I am making a resolution to start focusing more on life, on those moments that make life truly worth living. You could literally spend your entire life planning, dreaming and thinking about what you want for your life instead of enacting it. So I am going to work more intentionally this year to start completing the legacy that I want to leave behind.
So my question to all of you, What do you do in your free time? I know for me, I don’t need to be doing anything too lavish or eloquent. I think spending time with family and friends is extremely important so to me that is what I want to do with my free time…spending it with the people that make me feel unique and loved. How did this video make you feel?