- Quality of Life & Wellness
What Could Happen If We Have A 25 Hour Day
Today moves fast.
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 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.
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.
The days are busy and there is so much to get done.
The 25th hour could instead be used toward household tasks:
- 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.
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 Like To Have A 25 Hour Day?
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.
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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I woke up to blue sky and thought, great weather for me to go for a walk outside today. Before I was able to go, the weather changed. I missed my opportunity; I was not living in the present moment.
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