The grid shown above these lines represents the 10-minute blocks we have available to do things, assuming we sleep between 7 and 8 hours. 1,000 minutes in total that if we divide them into groups of 10, we obtain those 100 blocks.
The good thing about that grid of 100 blocks is to see, from a different, graphic and summarized perspective, the time we have in the day to do everything we have (or want) to do. A lot? Bit? It depends on our circumstances.
What is being provided in this fascinating Wait But Who post is a (productivity?) method to adjust the time you dedicate to all the things you do in the day.
Regarding that finite number of blocks, the author of the article, Tim Urban, questions «How many of them are meant to improve your future and how many of them are there simply to enjoy? How many of them are you spending with other people and how many are for yourself? How many are used to create something and how many are used to consume something? How many of the blocks are focused on your body, how many on your mind, and how many on no one in particular? What are your favorite blocks of the day and which are your least favorite?«
How much is it worth dedicating to a specific task? Reading 20 minutes a night allows you to read 15 additional books a year. Is it worth two blocks?
My goal for 2024 is to dedicate 3 to 6 blocks to reading books. Usually, I read a lot throughout the day. However, I miss (and need) to dedicate myself to another type of reading that has nothing to do with my work on the Internet, current news, general information (newspapers, magazines, etc.). But, for example, I read few novels and I have to correct that. The 100 block grid seems like a fantastic coup d’état to realize what you should spend less time on and what you should spend more on.
In short, a highly recommended article that can help you live life with purpose: