• Josh Carmody

30 Extra Hours Each Week? (Part 2)

First of all, I apologize if you tried to comment on this blog last week! This blog was recently updated, and that caused problems with how the comments section works. Everything should be fixed and back to normal now!

Last week we talked about how research has shown that people have an average of 30 hours each week of free time. My challenge to all of us in the new year was to track the amount of free time during a week and see if it was close to 30 hours.

This past week, from noon Friday until noon today, I had 23.5 hours of free time! It's true! I work a full-time job, have a wife and 4 kids at home, sleep 8 hours every night, and I had almost a FULL DAY all to myself!

What did I do with my day of free time? I spent the time drinking coffee, reading (the Bible and books), working out, taking power naps (naps that are 5-10 minutes in length), and watching TV (a movie and football, to be exact). When I spent time with my family, I counted that as family time/responsibility of being a husband and father.

The 23.5 hours were truly free for me to decide how I would spend that time. Most of my free time occurs between 4:30 and 7 in the morning. The rest was generally at night after the kids go to bed and before I go to bed.

It was fun for me to do this exercise! It always reminds me that I am not as busy as I think I am. There is time in the week, and time in each day, that I have all to myself. It also shows me where my priorities are and it is up to me to make changes if I don't like what I see.

Did anyone else join me in the challenge? If so, what did you find out about the amount of free time that you have? If not, do you think you might give it a try sometime in 2020?

Feel free to comment! You know, since it's working now.

Until Friday,


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I work at New Covenant Christian Church in Fort Dodge, IA. Everything here, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of New Covenant Christian Church.