People are quick to discuss the need for sleep; which admittedly is a real thing. However, (clears throat) we scarcely think about the quality of time we ingest. Let me reiterate that last sentiment. Imagine your seconds to be like the calories you consume. We easily make the conclusion that one second is the equivalent of one calorie, yet we scarcely carry the analogy over to the value found inside one calorie vs another. In other words, the quality of our time may
the way it feeds us,the quality of your seconds, have you given thought to them?
To extend the metaphor, we give thought to the quality of our meals. It would not be strange, to place a high priority on the quality of the seconds we ingest. This, of course, by default includes:
1) The company it is spent with,
2) The types of things being done,
3) The type of responses and stressors it is placing on our bodies.
Please don't mistake this to mean that any degree of stress is to be avoided, absolutely not. What I mean, rather, is that since stress, in practice, for most of us, cannot be completely avoided, I find it best to put your body under stress for things that matter to you. In other words even the subject of our stress affects the quality of our minds and our minutes. When we suffer by choice for things we believe in and that relationship is in tact, the way we suffer that stress is completely different and dare I say much less "stressful". This relationship becomes especially important when committing to a task regularly is required of us, for long periods of time. Think about an athlete training day in and day out, or a performer required to deliver the same line with the same emotion every show for months. Unless one is tied to a personal cause and passion powerful enough, it is incomprehensible to connect to that type of request of the mind and body.
This is why many people who exercise regularly feel lethargic if they miss their work out. The quality of those minutes are super charged with replenishing nutrients in multiple areas so it counter balances the loss of energy and regenerates a surge of it.
Energy Expenditure Energy Generation
Caloric Pre - Setting/Having a goal
Muscle fatigue Post - Accomplishing said goal.
Anarobic Endorphin creating high
Circulation - blood flow to brain
Think more Fluid
This is from one activity. Imagine every activity in every part of your day carries with is a similar quantitative imbalance. The amount of energy I soak up from a sunny day at the beach is so bountiful that it feeds all of my senses simultaneously with valuable impressions.
Those who spend their minutes in this fashion tend to reflect a youthful glow for this very reason, they have found a symbiotic relationship between the intake and output of two of the most fundamental components in human kind:
Time & Energy
Maximizing both is alchemy to humans.
Another aspect to "quality time"