Not Quite Enough

English: Street clock in Globe, Arizona, USA F...

English: Street clock in Globe, Arizona, USA Français : Horloge à Globe, Arizona, États-Unis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is not quite enough time in the day.

There is just not enough time to get caught up every day with all the things you want or need to. We’re probably also short a weekday. We spend most of the weekend getting caught up on the things we weren’t able to do during the week.

I had a day just last week where I felt like What I wanted to do, What I felt like doing, What I needed to do and what I was going to do had absolutely no commonality. That’s very frustrating. Nothing was going to work itself out.

That’s another one of those times that you end up feeling helpless. Things feel out of control. It’s especially bad when you really don’t feel like doing anything, but you don’t want to be doing what you’re already doing.

If we had a few more hours in the day, and an additional weekend, we’d be ok. For awhile anyway. What really needs to change is society. We’re too far gone though. No way that we’re going to get our current society to back down from the run run run, go go go lifestyle we’ve created.

We could always shorten the work day. That would allow us a little more time each day. Trouble with that is, people are blinded by money. We all think that the more we work, the more money we’ll all make. That’s completely untrue.

As a country, the USA is less productive per hour than other countries. It’s because we’re all unhappy at work, we’re stressed and overworked, and we put a higher value on working, than efficiency and results.

Maybe one of these days we’ll stop being stubborn long enough to see that other countries have it figured out. Until then, we’re going to keep having days with too few hours.

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6 thoughts on “Not Quite Enough

  1. Another solution could be to spread out what you want, need and like throughout the day/week. That way, you get to do a bit each time.
    But yeah, taking a day off from the race would be a good idea^^

  2. “It’s especially bad when you really don’t feel like doing anything, but you don’t want to be doing what you’re already doing.” I think you absolutely nailed it right there. That’s exactly how it feels.

    The problem with shortening the working day is that really, work and business never stops – it’s a constant, 24-hour thing and unfortunately, businesses don’t just stop when it’s the end of the working day. Working days are long because they need to be, otherwise I don’t think business would stay alive for long.
    But I totally agree with you that there should be more hours in a day and more days a week. Perhaps we can re-write the calendars and change our units of time, so that there are 34 hours in a day and ten days a week? That sounds good to me 🙂

    • I think we could evaluate the way lots of business is set up. If a 24 hour business cycle is what you’re going for, hire multiple shifts. You would get more done with more workers working less.
      Less stress, more productive. Maybe I’m crazy lol

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