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Every Choice - Every Decision Come With Consequences

From the moment you wake up, to the moment you go to sleep at night, you are faced with many decisions - many choices to make. Some decisions are very minor, but every single one has a consequence. Each choice - each decision is essentially binary - or simply put, you either say "yes" or "no" to the choices/decisions you make.

Even if the choices have multiple options, ultimately, you say "yes" to one thing and "no" to the rest. For example - when you wake up, you can say yes or no to hitting the snooze button and sleeping in or getting up and starting your day. Saying yes to sleeping in means saying no to doing something else that day - for we are all granted the same 24 hours in the day. It's not about judging your decisions/choices as good or bad - as much as it is understanding what the consequences are. Choosing to hit the snooze button or sleep-in for 20 minutes each day and doing this over the course of 10 years would result in 50 entire days of "sleeping-in". It's not that this is good or bad (that's simply a matter of perspective) - it's more about understanding the consequence of what 50 days of sleeping in means for you. If your mind and/or body needs the rest, it will let you know - so there might not be a need to sleep in those extra minutes. On the other hand, what could you gain from 50 days worth of time when you weren't "snoozing" or sleeping-in each day?

Similarly, you decide or choose to spend an hour on social media and an hour of watching TV or Netflix per day - and do this for 10 years. That's 304 days worth of time over the course of a decade spent on "screen time". Again, deciding whether or not these are good or bad decisions is not for anyone else to determine but you - and it's more about understanding what the consequences are. Whatever it is you choose to say "yes" to - you are choosing to say "no" to something else.

If sleeping-in for an extra 20 minutes per day, spending an hour a day on social media and watching TV/Netflix are important to you, then that is your decision to make and it doesn't matter what others say or think about your decision on the matter. If you feel this time could be spent doing other things that could be more fulfilling in life or help you attain certain goals you have, then you have a decision to make on how you spend that time. Either way, there are consequences to the choices/decisions we make - no matter how minor they may seem at the time in making them.

Play this out with how you spend your time - do the math and ask yourself "what are the consequences of my choices and decisions on how I am spending time in life?" What is it I want the most out of life and am I spending a few moments each day working toward achieving it? Every choice - every decision comes with a consequence.

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