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How would you use 2 extra hours each week?

If we take it as read that most of us have more things to do each day than we have hours to do them, consider this hypothetical: if you had two extra hours each week to use as you liked, how would you use them?

No time travel, assumed lottery wins, or unassisted human flight allowed; put simply, to what use would you apply an extra 120 minutes every week?

Me? I think I'd firewall the time to work toward a new skill. I've wanted to learn Ruby on Rails and basic Cantonese for a while now, so I think I'd use it for one of those. I definitely wouldn't use it to watch TV. I hope.


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I did gain two hour a "day"

When I started this job two years ago, I started driving 130 miles round trip and 2.5 hours (and often more) hours per day to and from work. I did this for 1.5 years. I finally moved to this area last summer; saving 100 miles and two hours a day. What a difference.

With that time, I am spending way too much time on this computer. But I have started back to working out a half hour a day. I am spending more time reading, and spending time with my wife finally. But I do need to take better advantage of this extra time




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