Get an extra day in 2015

March 31, 2015

Would you like to have an extra day this year? What would you do with it? Of course there are only 365 days this year, but there is a way that you could have one more. Curious how? Read on.

Yesterday I read an interesting article about how reading helps you becoming successful. One sentence that stood out for me was this one:

“Readers realize that 5 wasted minutes every day over the course of a year is more than an entire 24 hours wasted that could have been spent reading.”

A simple calculation proved that was right (5 * 365 / 60 * 24) and it got me thinking. When you hear five minutes, you might think ‘that’s nothing’ and indeed it’s not much. But five minutes every day sums up to be more than a day per year. If you would just stop checking Facebook in the morning, it would give you an extra day each year!

I find that quite fascinating and it also helps to better realise the value of time. We all waste quite a lot of time each day and if we would just cut out some useless activities, we would have much more time for the things we really want to do. How much could you read in an entire day? Or how much you write in 24 hours? Maybe you could learn the basis of a new language in a day. What is it that you would like to do, but never find the time for? Just start with five minutes a day, and in one year you’ve spend more than a day on whatever it is you like to do.

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