Every day you have an account with 1,440 minutes in it. If you’re getting the recommended amount of sleep per night, then you are using 480 of them on rest. Assuming you work a regular 8-hour job means that you just used another 480 on a workday. Taking away sleep and work right off the top and you’re already down to 480 minutes remaining in the day. It’s no wonder we can’t find time in the day to get things done.
I once told myself I’d never be the guy who said, “Just 5 minutes a day can change your life.” It sounded like a stupid advertising adage made up by unscrupulous salespeople who wanted to market some terrible product to lazy people. Unfortunately, I now have to eat my words because I have seen firsthand how making intentional use of 5-minute windows of time, or “intervals” as I like to call them, can make a big difference in our lives.