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8. More Hours in Your Day

We are all given the same amount of time in a day, 24 hours or 1,440 minutes or 86,400 seconds.  Why is it then that some people seem to be so productive in the course of a day, while the greatest accomplishments for the day for others may be just getting out of bed, getting dressed and eating three meals?  Have you ever been asked what you did the day before or over the weekend and for the life of you, you could not recount any worthwhile accomplishment?  If it’s the weekend you can usually get away with saying “I just relaxed” (although you may not feel that rested and you wish you could respond with an exciting, event-filled weekend.)  Why is it that so many people just do not feel like they are getting anywhere in life, not accomplishing their goals, not getting ahead in work and/or accomplishing more of the lofty goals they had as a young person?

Time-management people say that the major problem is not that people do not have enough hours in the day but that they do not use the time that they have in a wise manner.  To be successful people must prioritize their day.  It is not enough to just have a list of things to do but to make sure that the list indicates the importance of the things to be done and that the most important things are done first.  Sadly for many people getting their spines checked and having subluxations adjusted is just not a priority in their day.  They would like to visit the chiropractor but the “tyranny of the urgent” controls their lives.  They do the things that they have to do rather than the things that they want to do.  Often the “have to do” things are not even important when it comes down to it—but we have just not prioritized our day.  Another reason why people do not accomplish what they should or what they want is that they just do not have the energy to do everything that needs to be done.  How many people spend an hour or two or more in front of the television and their to-do-list goes unfinished.  They just did not have enough energy.  If this happens long enough, what usually occurs is that the person stops making lists (and probably ends up watching more and more television.)

Another problem with “too few hours” is poor planning and not scheduling your day most effectively.  As a result, we are re-tracing our steps often going past the same place twice and generally wasting time.  So what can we do about these problems?  Well, follow the experts’ advice.  Prioritize your day, make out a schedule of things you need to do and follow your plan.  Make sure that you regularly schedule a visit to the chiropractor.  It will give you more life, enable you to keep up an active schedule and get all those things done that you need to do with energy and time left over.  Try it, you may be surprised at the results!

By: Dr. Joeseph Strauss, D.C.