90 minutes.

5,400 seconds.

1 1/2 hours.

That is a lot of time, but also not a lot of time at all.

In 90 minutes you can – watch the movie Toy Story – watch The Jungle Book (the original) with enough time to make tea half way through – get a decent work out in – read a few chapters of a book – make a meal – have sex – or even do a few of the things I listed in the same time frame.

That is a LOT of options for “things to do in 90 min”. What is 90 minutes NOT enough time for? The Lord of The Rings Trilogy for one thing.

A 90 min massage is considered “decadent” by most standards. If you tell someone that you got an hour and a half massage – the chances are that they would take note of the time and ask you what happened that would result in you needing an hour and a half massage.

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The majority of employers don’t call 90 minutes enough time for “actual” work to be done – for example in both Rachel and my experiences if you were going to go home early or sick from a restaurant – you had to be on the clock for two hours first – and then leave. Something about payroll not tracking anything under 120 minutes.

So why is 90 minutes considered “not enough” in a large part of our lives, but when it comes to what WE WANT – taking an hour and a half is often thought of as selfish or overkill.

The reason I bring up 90 minutes and all you can do in that time frame is that “I don’t have time” is one of the most common, and most powerful, lies we tell ourselves on a daily basis. That isn’t true. We all know it isn’t true.

You do have time. Everyone does. Well, actually none of us have time – because it isn’t a tangible thing. What we do have is the ability to do whatever we want with the time that we DO have.

With that in mind, what have you said “I don’t have time” about recently? Did you want to do something – but then didn’t?

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Are you ready to take the reins of the things you can control in your life and let go of what you can’t? Example. I can’t change if Rachel gets gluten poisoned and we have to cancel our day. I CAN control what we do during that time she’s stuck on the couch. You have more control than you’re probably asserting in your life. How do I know this? I’m the #1 perpetrator of the “I don’t have time” excuse.

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A week ago I said I didn’t have time to write this very blog.

Only with some real deep self-reflection was I able to see past my own shit and realize that I had all the time in the world to write what you read above. I wrote this last paragraph to hopefully remind you that the time you have is your’s to keep, we just choose to give it away.

What can you in 90-minutes?