How I Use My 24 Hours For Maximum Productivity And Fun

Day 215/365: Here’s the stuff I do to make the most out of my every day!

We all get the same 24 hours every single day. That’s the only constant that we humans share without the slightest of difference. The rest, the road to our success and happiness, the key to productivity, these are all about what we do with that precious time.

Sleep — 8 hours

I never go below 8 hours of sleep every night. I use one-third of my valuable time in one day for rest and nothing else. I don’t do all-nighters, I don’t do sleepovers, I don’t do Netflix until 1 AM. I sleep from about 12 until 8 in the morning. No morning routines, no bullshit. Sleep and then wake up and feel ready for the day ahead.

Food — 2 hours

I devote at least 30 minutes each morning for breakfast. I usually do cereals with milk or some toast with eggs and avocado. I keep things simple but always stay at least 30 minutes at the table, usually with some of my family. Lunch is another 30 minutes spent in front of a plate and not much else. I don’t do emails or Instagram. Well, I do Instagram, but only when I’m having something that looks out of the ordinary. Dinner is a full hour thing, a family meal that’s enjoyed and respected in our family.

Work — 6 hours

I somehow managed to work for just 6 hours or less, most of the time less than that, in the last 8 months. And I’m doing just fine! I’m not rich, no, but I’m free to work as much as I want, as fast as I want, for as long as I want. That’s freedom, which is not something you can buy with loads of money. In fact, the more money you make, the less freedom to spend that money you get. Work is a big and important part of your daily schedule, but it’s not all your day should be. Keep work separate from everything else.

Reading — 1 hour

I can’t go one day without reading a Stoic letter from the amazing Seneca or another chapter from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy that I’m currently devouring. Reading is important to me, which is why I always read for at least one hour every single day, including weekends. It’s not much, but it’s just enough to keep my brain active in the right way.

Outside time — 2 hours

It matters less if outside time means walking, biking, having a long chat with a neighbour, going for gelato or simply playing with your dog in the garden. Outside time means you’re doing stuff outside your house or office. You don’t watch TV outside. You don’t eat outside. You don’t do the dishes or laundry outside. You are outside, enjoying the surroundings, the people and so on.

YouTube — 1 hour

This is my daily pleasure. I don’t do so much TV lately, not even shows or Discovery. But I can’t go without my YouTube before bed. I usually watch travel vloggers for the most part, but also some interesting content creators. I’ll write a post about my favourite YouTubers soon enough.

Family time — 2–3 hours

I can’t stress the importance of spending time with your family. If you think about all the friends and relatives and relationships that have come and then gone away, the only real partners in your life are your close family members. Those are the people you can count on, call at 4 AM if you’re going through stuff, ask for some money and so on. Family time is crucial.

Personal time — 1 hour

The last hour of the day is dedicated to me and my mind and body. I usually meditate or take a long bath in this time. I make sure to have at least one hour each day specifically dedicated to this “task” of being there with me, myself and I. Doing nothing much bu clearing my thoughts, thinking about the stuff I’m grateful for and finding solutions for the “problems” I’m having.

Thank you for your time!

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