Time Pie Chart

Everyone has 24 hours in a day. No matter how you slice it, dice it, or serve it… we all have the same 24 hours. I’ve found that many of us pretend (usually unintentionally) that we can conjure up more time, or more “pie pieces” so to speak. The truth is, we cannot. We have what we have, and that is it. But when we acknowledge this, it can be very powerful. This is where change happens.

In the following example, Mary has completed her time pie chart. Mary works full time, has a commute and has several kids. You can see there is little to no wiggle room, but more importantly, Mary has limited time to self and instead spends any free time in front of TV/iPad.

Once Mary completed the exercise, she realized that she needed to make some changes. Incorporating exercise was important as well as finding time to spend with her spouse. Additionally, Mary decided to make a dedicated self care pie piece that sometimes would include Netflix/TV, but she also added other ideas too for self care.

Here is a blank image for you to use. Give the exercise a try and see what types of change you can make in your schedule and your life.

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