Time the little things
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Think about the duration of little tasks every time I empty the dishwasher. Trust me I have never liked emptying the dishwasher. I don't know that anyone does and before I began studying time. If someone asked me how long I spent emptying the dishwasher each week, I might have given some ridiculous figure like three hours. Some tasks seem to take forever because they're an engaging. You're not using your skills. You are not being challenged. The tasks just have to get done. And so the tendency is to look for ways to be efficient or chuck these tasks from our lists, and I would see that I could grab more plates at a time or grab a bowl with my left hand in a glass of my right hand, because that corresponds with locations in my cupboards I played around with loading the Dishwasher, so that more of the spoons were on one side of the civil war compartment and more forks on the other. Then elected to time the process. Emptying the dishwasher takes five minutes since this chore is Shared Across Multiple People in my house. I'm probably voting fifteen minutes a week to it. This is less time than I spend staring off into space forgetting what I came into a room for. I think I can safely stop fretting that emptying. The dishwasher is keeping me from living the life I want. I'm sure we can all think of these moments of seeming inefficiency waiting for an older garage door to go up. You're doing nothing and nothing is being asked of you. You are very aware of your time because you are waiting and so sometimes you get impatient, just park outside. But even a very rickety old door takes maybe fifteen seconds twenty seconds. You don't need to use that time to survey your to do list. You can just sit there. Take a few deep breaths recite something motivational. Or not. You'll be okay. So Times putting a few inefficient minutes can even improve the tuition I have very straight hair that looks better if I use a curling iron to put a few waves in it and used to over estimate how much time it took me to get ready for things when I needed to look presentable. Until I realized that I can brush my teeth in the minute it takes for the iron to heat up and then I can put in my waves in about four minutes. Building this into my getting ready routine doesn't actually require waking up twenty minutes early. So why not take the extra four minutes and feel more confident? Even that Cliche of Boring un-engaged time. Waiting for a pot to boil doesn't take that long. An, electric kettle can boil enough water for two cups of tea in about three and a half minutes boiling enough water for a single serving of Spaghetti or oatmeal in a pot on the stove is similar. If, he just stood there, watching it. You would hardly notice the difference in your life. You certainly aren't winning some major efficiency award by using the time to delete e mails instead. And argue that sometimes wasting little bits of time has an upside. Just as a wealthy person doesn't fret about the price of apples, and whether they were ten cents cheaper last week. A person with an abundant perspective on time doesn't Fret about the occasional inefficiency. You have more than enough time for what you WANNA do in life waiting a few seconds for the garage door to go up. It's like saying keep the change. A schedule doesn't feel less crazy and a life doesn't feel richer. Because of a few seconds shaved off here and there. Indeed. The opposite is probably true. A little inefficiency can make you feel time rich, and these moments of abundance feel good. So. If you're getting impatient about tiny bits of time, get some facts. Time yourself and see how long these demands on your time actually take. then. You can make an informed decision about whether. They're really burdens. In the meantime. This is Laura. Thanks for listening and here's to making the most of our time. A. Hey everybody I'd love to hear from you. You can send me your tips your questions or anything else. Just connect with me on twitter, facebook and Instagram at before breakfast pot. That's be the number four then breakfast P D. You can also shoot me an email at before breakfast podcast at iheartmedia dot com that before breakfast spelled out with all the letters. Thanks so much I. Look Forward to staying in touch. Before, breakfast is a production of iheartradio. For more podcasts from iheartradio visit, the iheartradio APP, apple, podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows. Hey listeners. What do you picture when you imagine the perfect place to rent? Well with virtual tours from apartments DOT COM. It's easy to see yourself in a new space without leaving your place view floorplans. 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