Most Valuable Commodity: Time Defined

There are 168 hours in a week, 24 per day.  We sleep for 8, 16 left.  We deal with food for 4, 12 left.  We work for 8, 4 left.  We commute for 1.5, 2.5 left.  These are obviously rough estimates, but are likely pretty close for the majority us.  2.5 hours of free time per work day, and I doubt it even feels like we have that much!

What are you going to do with your 2.5 hours?  Everything you do for the survival of you and your loved ones is mandatory.  It doesn’t define you because you have to do it, you don’t choose to do it.  You get to choose what you do with your free time.  How you choose to spend your free time, in my opinion defines you.

Those blocks of 2.5 hours are a gift.  Time is more precious than anything else – the richest people who have come and gone, could not buy more time, time is priceless.  When given the gift of time what will you do?  Who will you become?

We’ve all heard “all you have is your health.”  It is true, without it, by definition, you are sick, dying, or dead.  No matter what else defines you, health will be present in one form or another.  Without health you are out of time, but there is hope!

With time you can buy health, and therefore, more time!  Let me explain.  Good health inherently earns you more time, and more quality time.  So, if you invest your time into increasing your health you will earn more time.  Stop trying to buy health and time with money.  It doesn’t work, or people would never die until they ran out of money.  Invest time into health and health will earn you more time!!

Author: Shawn McKay

I have been an athlete all my life. I played football, rugby and wrestled throughout high school. I earned a dual athletic scholarship to Simon Fraser University for football and wrestling. I graduated SFU with a BSc. Kinesiology and a Certificate of Health and Fitness. I began working as a personal trainer in 2007 and positively affected the lives of a wide variety of clientele from athletes to retirees. I quickly identified that in order to really create change in people's lives I needed to be more than just an "exercise instructor"; I needed to be a good coach. I am very passionate about wholistic coaching to improve performance and lifestyle.

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