What is 168 Hours?

Each week you have 168 hours to use. This blog covers my ramblings on how to use them as effectively as possible.

It's not about stuffing as much as you can into the 168 hours. It's about ensuring that you use the 168 hours as best you can to ensure you get to where you want to go in as relaxed a state as possible.

Archive for November 2012

A recent study by Dr Gayle Brewer, senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire School of Psychology, lists the major regrets that people have. Findings also show that 2 hours (out of 168) are spent every week dwelling on these regrets – rather than doing anything about them. To quote Dr Brewer ‘There seems to be a certain air of resignation amongst us that living out our dreams may simply not be possible for a variety of reasons.’ More than a third of us blame a lack of cash for preventing us  from fulfilling our dreams, while 25 per cent think loved ones held us back.

Why the blame-storming here? Less than 1 in 3 people put the reason for their regrets down to themselves! Sort yourself out. Get on with doing those things you want to do – and get another 2 hours a week into the bargain!

For the curious amongst you – here are those top 20 lifetime regrets:

1. Not travelling more and seeing more of the world

2. Not keeping in touch with more friends from the past

3. Taking too little exercise

4. Not saving enough money

5. Taking up smoking

6. Not working harder at school

7. Choice of career

8. Wasting years with the wrong partner

9. Eating unhealthily

10. Not asking grandparents more about their lives before they died

11. Not learning to speak a foreign language properly

12. Not spending enough time with family and friends

13. Not telling a relative who’s now dead that I loved them

14. Drinking too much alcohol

15. Not undertaking a once in a lifetime challenge

16. Not learning to play a musical instrument properly

17. Falling out with a friend and not patching things up

18. Choosing the wrong subjects at school or university

19. Not standing up to a bully

20. Not taking a gap year