Motive Mondays #6 – The Alarm Clock That Never Sleeps

It’s been said for the longest time that, “home is where the heart is”.

While I agree with this statement in terms of love, family, and safety. I believe it’s also the source and reason for most of our inactivity. 

Take a second and try to remember the last productive thing you did and you’ll find that 9 times out of 10, it wasn’t done at home. 

There are plenty of methods I plan to research and discuss in the future, but for today, let’s talk about the Alarm Clock That Never Sleeps:

 

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We Don’t Learn Until It’s Too Late

The most important concept we don’t understand until it’s too late: time. 

At my age, it’s near impossible to fully grasp this concept so instead of trying to explain, I’ll provide examples in my life that are slowly teaching me this concept.

You’ll find these examples may overlap with those in your life. Either way, I urge you to find examples of your own.

My Youth: I’m able to accomplish so much right now and if I don’t take advantage of my young age, I’ll lose lots of potential.

My Dog: Always brings a smile to my face and expects nothing in return. I can either spend more time with him, or regret it forever after he passes.

My Parents/Siblings: Family is most important. Either I ditch the temporary pleasures that make me give up time with them or once again, regret it forever.

My Health: I’m in perfect health right now and haven’t experienced otherwise. Either I maintain it, or cause irreparable damage.

NOTEThese are extreme and cliche examples but it can help out a lot to just write them down or say them aloud. 

 

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Can We Learn In Time?

I know what you’re thinking:

“There’s no way anything you write can truly teach me this concept”. 

Well, I don’t plan to teach you. I plan to provide a method that’ll teach you. 

What this all comes down to is our complete disregard for the 24 hours we have in a day due to the pleasure we get sleeping, watching TV, gaming etc.

If we can take things step by step or rather, day by day, we’ll be better prepared for the bigger picture that is family, health, youth etc.

But without a gym coach breathing down our necks, who will keep us in check?

I say, let it not be a question of who will keep us in check, but what.

 

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The Clock That Never Sleeps

What I thought I’d never write about, might just work. 

For the past couple of days in the hours of least productivity, I have been setting 1 hour alarms on my phone throughout the day.

Starting from when the time I come home from work, to bedtime, these alarms are constant reminders of the time that flies without me noticing.

I’ve started referring to the huge chunk of time I have after work as “4 hours of wasted time as opposed to the usual, “relaxation time”. 

And thanks to these alarms, the other day I decided to only waste 3 and read for an hour!

Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to choose 1 day this week to set alarms throughout and realize how much time of yours is truly wasted.

Who knows, we just might grasp this concept before it’s too late…

 

 

 

 


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