1000 Minutes Per Day

“This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.”

This is one of those quotes from Fight Club that sticks with you long after reading or watching. It sticks with you for a simple reason: it’s a punch to the gut, like the rest of the story.

Take a look around you right now. Look at your surroundings, at the state of your home or where you’ve chosen to read this. Look at all of your stuff. Think about what you’re doing right now. Think about what you’ve done today. Think about your plans for the rest of the day, and the rest of the week.

This is your life, in all of it’s glory or all of it’s absurdity. It’s all you have, and it’s ending one minute at a time.

You have less minutes than you think.

Assume a person sleeps for 8 hours. They’re awake for 16 more hours. 16 hours times 60 minutes equals 960 minutes. Round that up a little bit…

Your average day is only 1000 minutes long.

A minute doesn’t seem like a lot of time, and neither does 10 minutes – but when you look at it in context of your whole day, and 10 minutes is 1% of your entire day.

10 minutes browsing Instagram is 1% of your day gone.

10 minutes watching dumb shows on Netflix is 1% of your day gone.

10 minutes looking at your ex’s social media is 1% of your day gone.

10 minutes reading more articles about the same news story is 1% of your day gone.

Don’t waste time. Not even a single minute, and certainly not 10 minutes. Your days aren’t that long, and you don’t have as many days as you think you do.

What will you do with the next 1% of your day?