Wednesday, January 6

Time is on my side

Yes it is.

For some reason, I often feel like I don't have time to do things. I could have a 3 hour window and a 1 hour task and I will think I don't have enough time to do it. I don't know why that is. The fact is, I don't have kids, and I rarely work late. I have all the time in the world.

Why don't I feel like I do?

How much leisure time do I really require? What would happen if I didn't have as much? Probably nothing and I'd appreciate the leisure time much more.


  1. I've never felt like I had enough leisure time either. Even when I was a part time student and home MOST of the time with only a kitten to keep my company. I get what you are saying. Right now I am just longing for some time alone inside my head.

  2. I'm always amazed at how I'll totally dread some icky task for days or weeks, (yes weeks!) only to find that it took me 15 minutes to do it well. I first noticed this about filing at work. I'd let a month or two's worth of filing build up on my desk and then dread filing 12 inches worth of papers. I was shocked to find that it took me 30 minutes to file 12 inches of papers. The big icky part of this task is....get's really icky...wait for it.... standing up to do the filing. Wow, now that's lazy. Conversely, now that I have a baby, I can get about 3 times as much done in any 20 minute window of time when I'm not holding the baby. Things that used to take 20 minutes now take 5. Of course quality has taken a nosedive, but hey, it's cleanER if not clean. And that half-assedness is fine at home, but doesn't cut it at work. When I try to do super quick work at work, I wind up sending out monthly reports to 63 offices (that's at least 120 emails) saying that I'm attaching October's report and actually attaching September's report. Way to go me! That's thinking with your dipstick....And yes folks noticed. Nothing like getting 20 emails saying you made a mistake.