In fact, the way people spend the 24 hours mostly depends on the kind of job they have (or not have) and the amount of hours they sleep. Those two occupations generally represent about 2/3 of a day if not more. The remaining 1/3 of the day is spent on commuting, eating, preparing and sometimes spare time to dedicate to hobbies, passions and interests. A clear exception is the day of entrepreneurs – for them, most of the time, there is not a clear cut difference between the many activities and everything is mixed up.
Did you pay attention to your 24 hours day? Try to plot it on a 24 hours dial and see how it looks like. Ask yourself: is this how you want to do for the rest of your life? If not, and you realize you are not giving priority to the big rocks then what can you do to change? Conversely, how do you make sure you keep your current balance?
In order to help you making this assessment we created a simple tool for you to use (we call it “yourtime analyzer”):
1) fill the #hours and/or #minute you spend in each item or leave black if not applicable (currently filled with example data).
2) customize (i.e. change text) the "other1", "other 2" and "other 3" items with your specific tasks if you wish.
3) check the last line (red text) to see whether you are missing or exceeding the 24 hr with your estimate and adjust if needed.