How do you find the time to write and exercise?

How do you find the time to write and exercise? @GlobalMacroZen

The only answer is “wake up earlier.” We waste so much time during the day. For instance, checking email is a 2-3 minute adventure. Many people check email on their phones or computers at least once an hour. That’s 32 minutes a day. About 10,000 minutes a year. Over a 40 year period that’s 400,000 minutes or 277 days checking emails.

Other time wasters that can store up minutes in your day: watching dumb primetime TV. Going out drinking with friends (have coffee with your friends mid-day). And there are a million other time wasters that can be read about in any number of productivity books. What do you do with all this extra time? Easy. Go to sleep an hour earlier. Wake up an hour earlier, refreshed (no prime time junk in your brain).

This seems like not a big issue in your 20s and 30s. But when you get older you realize that a minute of anger, a minute of stress, a minute of junk is 60 seconds that you could’ve been happy.

If you don’t exercise, if you don’t get the creative muscles going and stay healthy, then when you are older all of that junk adds up: you’ll be less happy, less healthy, quality of life will be down.