Confession: I Really Don’t Need More Hours In a Day

I’m embarrassed to even murmur about there not being enough hours in a day when there are working women with children that not only get themselves ready for work but feed/dress their kids, knock out a few household chores and drop the kids off at daycare/school before they arrive at work. I find myself to be a complete liar when I say I don’t have time to exercise when it’s not uncommon for me to see a coworker jogging during their lunch hour while I, on the other hand, use that time to eat. Then on Sunday night, while complaining the weekend went by too fast, I fail to recall all the sleeping in I did instead of investing time in my personal goals like so many others.

While my list of excuses can go on and on, there are people who work and obtain degrees, balance their families and a high-profile career and still others do all of the above and train for a marathon. We all have same number of hours in a day, the same amount of time to get ahead of the rat race, the same opportunity to check something meaningful off our bucket list. And, watching TV, talking on the phone and playing around on the internet don’t contribute much to accomplishing these goals. So, today, I’ll be the first to confess that I really don’t need more hours in a day, I simply need to use my daily hours more wisely.

6 comments

  1. Dawn Storey says:

    Well said. Sadly, I am much the same.
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  2. Jeri says:

    Point well-taken. Time is what we make of it, and when I found the time demands of teaching too much for now, I opted to leave the classroom and use my time to write. Now I don’t have to feel guilty about wanting to have a life!

    • Sabrina says:

      I’m so happy for you, Jeri! Life is so short and, unfortunately, it takes us a while to grow the kahunas to do what really makes us happy. Don’t you dare feel guilty, I’m cheering you on. :)

  3. Krista says:

    I feel the same way. I am blessed to be able to stay home with my son, and work part time outside the home. I admit full well to wasting pieces of my day (once my son is in bed) on the internet. I have never been very good at time management, and at 30 years old, I still strive to learn it. I never, ever say I don’t have the time…what I really lack is the motivation and work ethic.

    Good luck!
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    • Sabrina says:

      Hi, Krista ~ Well, don’t beat yourself up about it, I’m a little older than you and I’m still working to get better at time management. It’s a self discipline thing which seems to mean we’ll slowly improve. With 1/2 your day spent with your son and the other 1/2 away from home, spending time on the internet later doesn’t sound too bad to me. :) Motivation and work ethic might actually be more about having too much to do than not wanting to do it. I’m not seeing waste at all, unless of course there’s some task you’d like to finish.

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