This week I was asked one easy question: What would you do with ten extra hours per week? and one hard one: What are you willing to give up this week to get those ten extra hours?
It was easy to think of things to fill the time. I'd exercise, and learn Ruby (a computer programming language), and volunteer, and catch up on my correspondence....my list of things to do quickly overflowed its container. Finally, I settled on one thing for now: learning Ruby.
The second question seemed much harder, but once I focussed, I started seeing lots of time that could be put to better use. Could I read the Ruby guide on the train instead of playing Texas Hold 'Em on my phone? Sure. Could I use mail rules and the mighty 'unsubscribe' to give myself less email to wade through? Absolutely. Could I watch my beloved--or is it just 'addicted'--L&O every other night instead of every single night? Getting harder, but okay.
Before I knew it I had my ten hours and a realistic plan for how to use them, and most importantly, I felt more free. So I'm issuing the same challenge to you: What would you do with ten extra hours per week, and what are you willing to give up this week to get them?
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