Nest: Day 60
60 seconds, 60 minutes, 60 days. And the lie.
“The Future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”
“Time management” is a lie. Time can’t be managed…you can only manage what you do with it. But sometimes it seems to go too quickly. The table’s not set, the vacuuming’s not done, and the dinner guests arrive in sixty minutes. But when you’re late for work, waiting a minute for the red light to change, sixty seconds can be an awfully long time.
Here’s what we say here at habithacker: Blame it on the Babylonians.
They’re the ones, way back in 1696 BCE, who started the tradition of 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, and 360 degrees in a circle.
Well, maybe I want a few more degrees in my circle. Maybe I have too much to do and need ten more minutes in my hour. Can’t do it. Blame the Babylonians.
Blame the Babylonians, but think about how you use those sixty seconds, sixty minutes, twenty-four hours today. Claim it.
“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.”
Today: Time to lose the extra stuff from living areas.
Tomorrow (if the month has 31 days): make a quick jaunt through one storage or utility area of your home, getting rid of what doesn’t belong.
Nest Month 2
Here’s what to do so far:
In case you missed a day, the reminders below are clickable.
Do the worst first.
Lead by example.
Follow your BOP until a habit sticks.
Don’t do too much too soon.
Be on time.
Give yourself positive reinforcement.
Recommit to abandoned habits.
Prepare a ShitKit.
Update your BOP.
Add extra D-Days.
D-Day your floors.
On the Ides I’d rather be…
D-Day your way to mental freedom.
Imagine a clean slate.
Find new uses for unused things.
Improve bad habits; others will too.
Remember: it’s never all done.
Return everything borrowed on Chasing Day.
Combine and quantify to give you a push to purge.
Don’t just read about it…do it.
Keep up with extra D-Days.
Make a delightful D-Day kit.
Mind your p’s and q’s and other special tricks.
Decide what to do with decluttered items.
Cultivate a happy attitude.
Don’t blame time; claim it. Blame it on the Babylonians.