A 26-hour day, perhaps??

August 18, 2011 3:39pm CST
Hi everyone!! Sometimes, I feel like I don't have time to finish everything I want done by the end of the day. No matter how strict a schedule I set for myself and however hard I try to conform to it, it eventually all falls apart because of lack of that little but needed activity. Initially, my timetable was almost 'THE BEST'. I had ample time for everything. But I'd forgone my daily exercise and I could foresee a bloated version of myself. So I worked on it real hard and when I thought that I'd finally made the perfect time table, I realised I'd totally forgotten about my outings, hanging-outs with friends and even networking and surfing!! O_o And I had to rearrange it all over again so that now, either I should forget about attending to assignments daily (which would thoroughly ruin my weekend plans of revision) or I should reduce my studying time (and stoop to another all time low: rock-bottom scores!). Or I should forget about exercising - again!! :'( Added to it, the fact that I LOVE writing and n-e-c-e-s-s-a-r-i-l-y need some time at the end of the day to pen down a few lines of either poetry or prose - even to write a letter home! AND that I am totally into reading. It frustrates me to no end. And I remember how downright rejected I'd been when my father had requested me NOT to join those dance classes I was so obstinately insisting permission for. Like I could even if he'd allowed me to!! :/ Hence, the thought. Maybe an extra hour or two in a day would be just the thing to set everything right?? Lol :D Has anyone of you gone through a similarly disheartening situation due to the rush and hurry and work and worry of their daily lives?? I'd love to know how you handled it or decided on your priorities. PS: I ended up slashing an hour off my sleep-time :P And I want it back so I'm open to suggestions! PPS: Welcome to my first discussion :P :)
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@megamatt (14327)
• United States
19 Aug 11
I have always thought that a twenty four hour day, seven days a week is something that is an artifact of the past to say the very least. Granted you can talk about time management skills until you are blue in the face, but there are just a lot of times where no matter how much you can manage your time, you find that its going to really be hard to get anything done to say the least. I think that twenty six hours, ten days a week, that would be perfect. Granted its not going to happen, but we can only dream to say the very least. I do pride myself on how I managed to be creative with a lot of the time that I have but there are a lot of times where I could do with a bit more time. Then again once we get to twenty six hours, pretty soon we'll be wanting more time than that, so it is a slippery, slippery slope.
• India
19 Aug 11
Hi megamatt :) You are exactly at the heart of the matter, friend. It's exactly my take. Though you hear about everything being possible if you "manage time" well, all I can say is: Easier said than done!! Sometimes, we've got to face it, there are just too many things at hand to do! Is that because we're not able to set our priorities right? I wonder about that... The 26*10 idea is wonderful - I second you there. And the bit about "slippery, slippery slope" (I really like this concept of yours!). Soon enough, we'd be wanting 28*12!! For, it is also true that time always expands to fill the work. It is so reflective of human nature. Only the other day, a friend of mine had remarked upon this, quoting a great man thus: "All I ever wanted was what everyone wants: I wanted more." But then again, I'd love if earth went around a little slower :P Thank you for responding! :)
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
19 Aug 11
hello vkatrix, So this is your first topic Who doesn't want to have an extra hour anyway...I am sure we and everyone likes it. But some will say that NO- please, I am in a hurry home (hehehe) There are times in our lives that we really want to have a longer time, or extended time esp when it comes to our loved ones. have a good day jaiho®
• India
19 Aug 11
Hi jaiho! :) Right at the nail's head, that! It makes me so restless - not having time for things I really LOVE!! Sometimes, I just want to, you know, run away to the countryside or something like that. Have a peaceful, content life. This everyday haste and tension is so tiring! :( Thank you for responding! :)