Getting Back Time

Getting Back Time

Getting Back Time

Not to get too philosophical or sound too dramatic but the reality is that life is made from time. In fact, some thinkers suggest that consciousness itself is tied closely to time.

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Introduction

Not to get too philosophical or sound too dramatic but the reality is that life is made from time. In fact, some thinkers suggest that consciousness itself
is tied closely to time.

You are given a finite amount of time on this planet and as far as we know, that’s all you’re ever going to get. Life is an incredibly precious and amazing thing and you owe it to yourself to make full use of this time while you have the chance.

As we grow older, we are left with less and less time to enjoy. But we are able to revisit the time that we’ve experienced in the form of our memories
and this is where the slightly subjective nature of time becomes apparent.

Time can slow down to a crawl at times or it can speed up and appear to disappear in the blink of an eye. Time seems to speed up as we get older
and it gets even faster when we are enjoying ourselves.

But although time moves faster when we are engaged and having fun, this ‘type’ of time also lasts much longer. When we are engaged with novel
stimulus, our brain lays down and creates more memories and more neural connections. When something incredible happens, it leaves a deep imprint
on our brains that won’t be subject to fading over time.

Conversely, when we take part in the routine and the mundane, there is nothing worth remembering and it fades into one.

So when we look back over our lives, it is only the exciting, the novel, the new and the interesting that is retained in our data banks. This is the time
that we’re able to ‘get back’ then in the form of memories. And thus living a full and busy life becomes the secret to having not only a rich life but also
what seems like a full and long life.

If you do the same thing every day, then your time will be compressed into one long blur of work and nights on the couch.

If you keep doing new and exciting things, if you keep challenging yourself and if you keep surprising yourself; then looking back on your life will reveal a rich, meaningful tapestry that takes your breath away.

Why There is No Time Any More

So you need love, learn, explore, discover, experiment and take risks. And yet the irony is that most of us find we don’t have the time to do all those
things. We are so busy running from one important job to another and so busy fulfilling our different jobs, that we never get the chance to slow down
and smell the roses.

We are literally losing time…

And this creates other problems too. Being in a constant rush means we’re constantly stressed and burned out. This can place strain on our health and
it can place strain on our relationships.

Ironically, it also means that we’re likely to be less successful in our careers as we spend more time rushing to solve problems and never get the time to actually work at getting better at our jobs or improving our organizations.

We’re constantly working ‘in’ our business and we never have time to work ‘on’ our business.

When you think about it, this type of living pretty much renders the whole thing pointless. You’re working this hard so you can afford to feed yourself
and your family but in doing so, you’re leaving yourself with no time to enjoy life or to spend with your family. What’s the point of earning money
when you never get to spend it on anything you enjoy?

What’s the point of living to work?

It would be unfair though to say that work is the only thing that takes up all our free time and leaves us with none left for ourselves. Just as guilty are:

• Social commitments
• Commuting to and from work
• Washing, cleaning, tidying
• Dealing with admin
• Everyday chores
• Cooking

Imagine if you could get just a little bit of this time back. If you could save yourself 15 minutes a day, that would give you 105 minutes a week or 420
minutes a month! You could use this to learn a new language, to get into better shape, to pick up a skill like painting, to go out for a nice meal with
your partner, or to take your children out for a fun day.

Either way, you would be adding to your life and your memories and developing yourself as a person.

It’s time to take that time back then and to start living your own life!

And here’s how we’re going to do it…

What You Will Learn

In this book, you will learn…

• Why energy management is incredibly important
• How to give yourself more energy so that you wake up in the morning
ready to go!
• The basic fundamentals of lifestyle design and how to design your job
around your life (instead of vice versa)
• How to automate tasks and get things done more quickly
• How to cut down on communication overhead
• How to budget your time correctly
• How to negotiate hours to suit you at work

• How to fill your new time with exciting and amazing experiences
• How to learn new skills and even new languages in shorter time

In short, you will learn the techniques and skills you need to stop being reactive and to start being proactive. Instead of waiting for retirement, you’ll
learn how to make your life your own right now and start living it to the fullest!

And it all starts with spending a little less time washing up the dishes.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Time Matters …………………………………………………………….. 6
Why There is No Time Any More…………………………………………………….. 8
What You Will Learn……………………………………………………………………. 10
Chapter 1: The Importance of Energy Management ………………………. 12
How to Get More Energy ……………………………………………………………… 16
Chapter 2: Cutting Back and Prioritizing – How to Budget Your Time25
Understanding Your Body’s Rhythms…………………………………………….. 26
Prioritizing………………………………………………………………………………….. 28
Chapter 3: What is Lifestyle Design? ……………………………………………. 30
Changing the Way You Think About Work ……………………………………… 32
Chapter 4: Ten-Minute Workouts You Can Do Anywhere ………………. 36
How to Work Out in Ten Minutes…………………………………………………… 37
Incidental Training ………………………………………………………………………. 39
Chapter 5: Get More Done by Outsourcing, Automating and Being
More Efficient………………………………………………………………………………. 41
Outsourcing and Automating ………………………………………………………… 44
Chapter 6: How to Cut Back Work and Negotiate Flexi-Time………….. 48
Becoming a Digital Nomad …………………………………………………………… 51
Chapter 7: Multitasking to Do More ………………………………………………. 54
Chapter 8: How to Fill Your Time With Exciting and Worthwhile
Activities……………………………………………………………………………………… 57
Adventures and Exploration………………………………………………………….. 58
Other Activities……………………………………………………………………………. 60
Chapter 9: Accelerated Learning – How to Learn New Skills and Start
New Projects in Less Time …………………………………………………………… 62
Chapter 10: 10 Ways to Save 10 Minutes Every Day………………………. 66
Conclusions ………………………………………………………………………………… 70