Where Does the Time Go?

Everyone experiences this at some point.We have 24 hours in one day and what do we do with it?  Do we plan each activity? Do we just go with the flow? Do we cater for the important activities like paying bills or appointments and just leave the rest to fall in place? My approach is to make a schedule of everything- well almost everything, but then there are the little things that pop up, like waiting 1 hour in a line, a lecture that takes an extra 1/2 hour, the car broke down or just someting that happens that we were not expecting and before we know it the day is almost gone and we are too tired to do anything else but fall into our beds. For me this is an everyday occurence and no matter how fast i go something is still there to be done tommorrow (that was suposed to done today) along with the new and unexpected activities of the day.

But i guess that's life and i should be thankful and take a break and breathe when the pressures are overwhelming.So i'm trying..........

Candita Candita
22-25, F
2 Responses May 1, 2007

I completely agree with you guys ... it seems like no one can understand what it takes to " make time " i am even a stay at home mom and it seems i can never get enough done by the time i get the kids to bed .. its time for me to sit down do my bible study .. take a shower and if i want to take some time for R&R im up till one !!! i dont know how people do it ... we are all fortunate to get six hours of sleep !!! my therapist says make a routine ?? how do you make a routine when you have to two children 5 and three im possible !!! okay enough ranting

I become overwhelmed by the lack of time to get everything done in a day. I commute 2 hours a day on a bus, I work 8-9 hours a day, then I rush home to cook a meal, homework, clean, and put the kids to bed. Before I know it is 9:00pm and laundry needs to be folded, I need a shower, and I'm wiped. I don't like to wear watches because I then realize the time and how limited my time truly is. I always amazed how people say, you need to make time. How can you make time? There is never enough of it. I dream of living somewhere in Europe where they only work 6 hours (I think Spain) and have enough time to accomplish other things. I think we are killing ourselves because he are squeezing in a million things in a 24 hour period. When will the madness stop?