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There aren’t enough hours in the day!

That’s a load of rubbish, and here’s why…

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If someone ever tells you there aren’t enough hours in the day, tell them what they’re saying is bullshit. There are twenty-four hours in a day. That’s a lot.

24 hours. 1,440 minutes. 86,400 seconds.

Now, 24 hours might not sound like a lot to you, but when you break it into minutes or even seconds, then it mitigates the sensation of time running by fast.

The way I like to think of it is, if the time is 11 am, then I will think to myself, “There are twelve or thirteen hours until I go to bed. What can I accomplish in that time?”

That usually sets me off into a productive mood.

And what makes the saying “there aren’t enough hours in the day” completely wrong is probably best explained with an example.

Let’s create a person, and let’s call him Jethro. (Alternatively, you could use yourself, a family member or friend). We’re going to run a little experiment on Jethro. We’re going to ask him to count to 24 in 24 minutes. With each passing minute, he needs to strike the extra minute down, either counting on his fingers or tallying them on a piece of paper.

Try it for yourself. It needs to be a conscious effort, however. No setting alarms for every minute. Otherwise, then you will be consumed by the way technology manipulates your thoughts.

For Jethro, and yourself or whomever, the passing of time is going to go so slowly, and it’s going to make it seem never-ending.

So what is the difference between 24 minutes compared to 24 hours? Nothing. It’s all relative. It’s all about what you do in those 24 hours that make a difference. If you’re not being as productive as you should be then you have no reason to complain about there being little hours in the day to do what you want.

There’s something I must disclose here. While yes, I appreciate that modern day life’s stresses do not allow for the university-style student life I’m accustomed to, however, whilst being on my placement year doing a full-time job, I have learned the preciousness of time, and how valuable it is in order to succeed, and the effort that must be put in to make the most of it. It is up to you to find the time to do something you enjoy, and apply yourself to it fully.

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2 thoughts on “There aren’t enough hours in the day!

  1. It’s a shame that a lot of people only start focusing on time when they get old. They think hell, I’d better do it now because I don’t know how long I’ve got! I’m making up for lost time – if that’s possible! 🙂

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