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What Could Happen If We Have A 25 Hour Day

Updated on May 29, 2014
Time flies.
Time flies. | Source

Today

Today moves fast.

Seriously.

The morning might involve making your "to-do" list and preparing breakfast. Next comes time at the computer, a walk, and, hey, how is it already dinner time? The time flies, as the famous expression says.

The expression is right.

To make better use of the typical day, I have considered the following options:

  • Don't go to sleep
  • Wake up at 5 am
  • Stay up past midnight to get tasks done

One problem here: I need sleep. You need sleep. Among its many functions, sleep helps refresh our minds, relax our bodies, and helps us stay energized while awake.

Aha, I thought of another option to help make the most of the typical day.

The extra hour.
The extra hour. | Source

The 25 Hour Day

That's right. 25 hours. Let's extend the day so that we can get more out of the time allotted.

Let's take the extra hour from another time dimension. There are entire science-fiction novels written around the concept.

I get on board!

Just imagine the possibilities.

Bedtime

The extra hour created in the 25 hour day could be used toward one more hour of sleep.

Many people today are sleep-deprived. Crankiness can be the result. With more sleep, people would be less grouchy and more patient with one another.

They would be well-rested.

Take away the bags under the eyes that were once caused by lack of sleep. We might just become better looking to one another.

Dirty dishes.
Dirty dishes. | Source

Household Chores

The days are busy and there is so much to get done.

The 25th hour could instead be used toward household tasks:

  • Laundry
  • Cook meals
  • Cleaning up
  • Paying bills

Chores include washing dishes, vacuuming, putting away toys... the list is very long. Get these jobs done and they won't roll over to the next day.

Imagine the scene. You rise from bed the next morning and there are no dirty dishes left in the sink. There is not a full mailbox to sort through.

Instead, a new day with fresh beginnings has arrived. The 25 hour day brings the help for you.

Hobbies

Perhaps you have been thinking of joining the local gym. A good workout lasts less than an hour. Here's the extra time to drive to the gym, workout, and return home. My gift to you of time!

One extra hour allows time to exercise.

The extra hour can also be spent doing leisurely activities that you enjoy. There are hobbies to pursue. Often the "must-do" items have to be accomplished before time for hobbies. There is often not extra time in the day to get to the hobbies.

Now there is time, thanks to the 25th hour.

Now is your chance to pursue your recreational interests. Now is the time, literally.

Would You...

Would You Like To Have A 25 Hour Day?

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Take time for yourself.
Take time for yourself. | Source

And So My Friends...

Although today we do not have the means to create a 25 hour day, taking these steps to reorganize your day will help you gain more control over your time.

Use your time wisely and be happier with the 24 hour days that we do have now. Or at least until that 25th hour can be added.

But How?

The question, however, remains as to how to add an extra hour to the day?

There never seems to be enough time to do our chores, hobbies, and get enough sleep as well.

Perhaps we need to reorganize our day instead. How?

  • Make sleep a priority. Head to bed earlier if you are able. Take a nap during the day if that time works better with your activities.
  • Take time for yourself. Your hobbies and exercise are activities that nurture your sense of self. These activities promote self-confidence and keep you healthy mentally and physically.
  • Re-evaluate how you are spending your day. Perhaps setting aside one afternoon a week to pay bills is more efficient than paying each bill as it is delivered to your mailbox.

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      C E Clark 

      5 years ago from North Texas

      Agree with Brett, if the day were longer employers would expect more and rent would be higher because it would be assumed people could afford to pay more because they would get an additional 5 hours of pay each week.

      My days are long enough now, the time simply goes to quickly. Voted up and will share!

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      hui 

      5 years ago

      i agree ur great idea :)....

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @jainismus, yes, let us count the ways!

      @Starmom41, thanks!

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      Starmom41 

      6 years ago

      great ideas!!!

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 

      6 years ago from Pune, India

      Let me think what to do in that extra hour....

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Rajan Jolly, I like your new photo! Thanks for the share and comment. I wrote this hub after really wishing I could get more done in the day! Nice to see you, my friend.

      @Brett, LOL good point about the employers! They could make us work more ack! Thanks for the read, comment, and share too :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Christy, I'd definitely want my day to have 25 hours. So much one can do as you say. Very interesting read and I like the end. Much better use of the existing time can give us a 25 hour day.

      Up, useful and interesting and SHARED the idea.

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      Brett Caulton 

      6 years ago from Thailand

      A fun and interesting concept ;-). The idea is good, but for now, we just have to make the most of the time that we have. Lets be higher, if there was more hours, employers would just make the working day longer! Haha.

      Up, interesting and shared.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @dwachira, it is easy to do. You can limit your time here or take breaks to rest your mind. I wish you much success at HubPages.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      I always find myself out of time when am on hubpages, how? i can't tell. Thanks, voted up and shared.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Janine, Thanks, I realized there just isn't enough time in the day sometimes!

      @Rebecca, How nice of you to write that. I am glad you find it witty too *smiles*

      @janismus, Thank-you for the comment, vote, and share too!

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      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Loved this hub and definitely voted up and shared!!!

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I really like how you wrote this little satire to discuss time management. Fantastic job. Voted funny and shared.

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 

      6 years ago from Pune, India

      Great Hub, voted up and shared with followers.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hehe Hi Michael, nice to see you here! I take it you are in favour of the extra day... your writing and now even your comments make me laugh.

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      Michael LaRocca 

      6 years ago

      Only 50% said yes? The other 50% seem kinda nutty to me.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hehe yes 5 days would be great! I like the way you divide up the time, all rest and no play now that ain't no fun!!

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      Darylen Cochrane 

      6 years ago from New York, NY

      How awesome would that be if we really could! I'd even go as far as to say - hey, why not another day in the week! 5 days to work, 3 days to play!

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for stopping by, how nice to see you! Yes why stop at 25 hours, let's add even more time to the mix :)

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I wish I could grant that for you! I'll see what I can do :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      25 hours is a good idea! How about 30 next? Ha! Most days would be so nice to have extra time because we do need our sleep. I guess in the meanwhile we just have to continue to use our time wisely. Fab hub!

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      lilMissScrittore 

      6 years ago

      I would take an extra hour in a heart beat. At least it would be one more hour I didn't already have.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      A good motto Posh! Yes we need to realize that really we can't do it all, and that is okay! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment :)

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      Steve Mitchell 

      6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Hey Christy, why waste time going to bed, just stand up in a corner and fall asleep for a few minutes every hour. Sleep is over rated anyway! I don't think. We have so much going on in our lives, I think you just have to let some things go by the wayside. If it 'aint broken,don't try to mend it is my motto.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Yes I felt that way too Patti the day that I wrote this hub! I feel your pain!

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      Patti Riggs Hale 

      6 years ago from Burdette, Arkansas

      I'd like an extra hour Christy! There are not enough hours in the day for me now to get everything I want to get done.

      Nice thought!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Yes it is more the way we organize the time we have rather the amount of time, isn't it Teaches. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment, have a great day! Make good use of it :)

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi Lee, I have not seen the tv special but it does sound interesting. Thank-you for the information, you are well educated. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Oooh good point about how the extra hour would affect out lifespan. Thanks for your valuable opinion Hally, I would love to experiment with the length of a day!

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      Hally Z. 

      6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      I think that most people would still waste that extra hour, as they do now with the 24 hour day: watching TV, commuting to work, taking calls from telemarketers, playing games on Facebook, etc. It's more important to become efficient with the time we have, rather than hope for more. Also, does having that extra hour mean that our lives become 1/24th shorter overall?

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      Drtruthman 

      6 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      This is a very interesting idea Christy. Ironically I watched a special on this subject on the Science channel a few weeks ago where some astro physicists stated that we have actually been edging towards a 25 hr. day for some time and as of I think it was March 2008 we actually have achieved it. This was apparently achieved at least partially from the Malaysian Earth quake which caused the great tsunami which in turn knocked the Earth off it's axis. I am not sure I understood the whole concept but they stated to add officially the time for anything but mariners, pilots and physicist would cause chaos. I found your article very timely, well written and I voted all across. Truth is most of us don't manage the time we have. Lee

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      That is an interesting proposal. If it could be worked in a sleep hour that would benefit everyone. I suppose some people would still just stay up an extra hour instead.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks dmop for the comment. Yes I suppose more tasks could be added to the list with an extra hour. I would love the chance to see what could happen!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Good point Doreen that some people may decide to work their way through the extra hour! You are a hard worker my friend, take time for yourself too xx

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      DMartelonline 

      6 years ago

      A 25 hour day makes me too tired to think LOL. Great hub, but I also know myself well enough to know that if I had 25 hours I'd use every bloody minute to try to get another blog post, Hub or one more edit out of the way ;)

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      dmop 

      6 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      I think the 25 hour day would be great for a while, but it would eventually be squandered as easily as the 24 hour day we now have. I constantly try to fit in more and more in a day, and then wind up having to stop for a minute and reprioritize my schedule. Thanks for writing, voted up and interesting.

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