WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR TIME?
A few years ago our family down shifted, away from the city life, to a beautiful area in the country. The catalyst? I took a calculator and worked out that if my husband sat in traffic for 45 mins on the way to work, and 45 mins on his return trip, in twenty years he would have spent 1.6 years of his life in traffic (Feel free to correct me if my calculations are wrong) - horrific.
His business is internet based, so he can practically work from any where. Moving to the countryside, the worst traffic jam we experienced was when the farmer was herding his cows - one of the most relaxing sights to behold with stunning greenery all around.
The benefits were numerous. Time spent as a family, together. Being there for supper, homework, simply to chat around the table. Reflection time in a tranquil space whilst walking. Fresh air, exercise, good mental well being. An extra ninety mintues a day to do something you love, that you'd previously had to put off.
The 1.6 years we put into our family lives, being there for our children and each other - priceless
HOW COULD YOU TAKE BACK SOME TIME IN YOUR LIFE?