Our whole life is broken down into different measurements of time. What time do you have to wake up in the morning? What time is your meeting? What time do you need to be at your lacrosse practice? What time do you go to bed at?
A large percent of the population will agree that there is just not enough “time” in a single day. I don’t necessarily agree with that statement but i’m also not going to argue with how you prioritize you’re time.
The subject of time is something that my wife and I are now starting to deal with and address with our oldest. Not only at the “bed time” level but also with the weeks/months.
A: So like last night a week ago when we went to Nana and Papous.
Me: ok… it was two days ago sweetie but yes go on i know what you meant.
Its not the weeks and days that are the issue because in all honesty she is very good with them, its just when she has ten thousand ideas come out of her mouth all at once the message gets lost. Day to day time management with our children is where we need to focus our efforts on and i’m not just saying in our household i believe it should be something taught in our school systems as well. At the end of each day we are starting to set an allotted amount of time to do our clean up and bedtime rituals so they understand not everything is right now and there are certain steps to get to your end goal even if that goal is bedtime.
“MY” day doesn’t start till i would say 8 – 8:30pm, and no i don’t mean when i get up and shower for work. When i say “MY” i mean after i have gone to work, come home cook dinner, set about an hour aside for the kids, clean up the mess as well as do a few items from my “daily to do list (household management blog post to come)” and get the children bathed teeth done and off to bed. After all that is when i can do “MY” stuff, there is a reason i do these posts so late at night.
In my opinion it not that we do not have enough time in a day rather we as a society have our priorities set up in a way that we feel we need more time to sit around with our thumbs up our ass. I should say however that if that’s what you want to do then all the power to you but then on the same hand i don’t need to hear how you wish you could have the Brand “X” car and you drive a fucking rusty toilet on wheels. If you want it go fucking bust your sorry little ass off instead of wishing there was more time in the day.
Time is just the tool that we use to plan out our day to day life. It is something that i believe is needed and at the same time its something we can ignore and get lost in our goals and things that we are passionate about.