How to regain balance in your life with the 8-8-8 technique
What is the 8-8-8 technique and how does it help us manage time and regain balance? Well it all starts with being productive, as knowing how to effectively manage our time and responsibilities is one of the most important goals in our daily, weekly, and monthly schedules. Heck, it may fundamentally be the most important overall life goal.
The 8-8-8 technique may seem obvious to most. Sum up the numbers and it will show us the amount of hours we have in a full day. Let’s break it back down and go through each portion individually to find out how this type of time management can help us regain balance.
8 Hours of Work
There is a concept known as the Pareto principle where about 80% of consequences come from 20% of causes. It is also known as the 80/20 rule, and it is applied to our work ethics because we will achieve 80% of the results from 20% of the activities. Confusing? In short, remove all distractions and focus on what makes you the most optimal and effective in your work.
8 Hours of Freedom
This is all about you. Do whatever you want wherever you want. Try not to mix actual labor into this. The gym is not necessarily work, if you are not an instructor or an athlete, you can factor in some of this time to improve your health. Entertainment also fits into this category. Anything that is not sleep or job related will suffice, and preferably something pleasant and positive.
8 Hours of Sleep
You don’t lose if you snooze here. Arguably the most important 8 hours of the 24-hour day goes to sleeping as your mind and body is recharging. Don’t skimp as sleep is essential to our mental and physical functions as well as building our immunity.
Some say as easy as 1-2-3, we say as great as 8-8-8. Follow the 8-8-8 technique and reap the instantaneous benefits. Even if your timing may be off at first, just keep working at it. It usually takes two weeks to form a pattern anyway. Cheers to time management and an optimal and balanced life!