Saturday, April 5, 2014

Time Famine

"How did it get so late so soon?

It's night before it's afternoon.

December is here before it's June.

My goodness how the time has flewn.

How did it get so late so soon?"

The above is from a Dr. Seuss book.  Time Famine is a new term to me, but it shouldn't be.  Are you always feeling like you are behind on your work?  Are you rushing from meeting to meeting?  Buying additional productivity apps in futile attempts to get ahead?  Time famine increases stress and decreases life satisfaction.   There is also a term called time affluence, which is the situation where a person has adequate time to enjoy life.

There's a new book called Faster: The Acceleration of Just about Everything.   It describes a syndrome many people have called "hurry sickness."  Maybe even me.

A recent survey found that more than 20% of millennials will interrupt sex to answer their cell phones. 

A few years ago I moved to a job I actually like.  I still work a lot, but it's interesting work.  These years have just flown by.  I can't believe it's gone by so fast.  I feel like I've missed some things.  It's scary. 


  1. Your post reminds me of an old Alabama song, I'm In A Hurry. You may be to young to know this one.

    "I'm in a hurry to get things done. I rush and rush until live's no fun. All I really got to do is live and die. I'm in a hurry and don't know why.

    I'm busy as well, but I would never answer my phone during sex... YIKES!!!

    Great post... have a fabulous weekend!!!

    1. Yea, answering the phone during sex sends a bad message to your partner

  2. It seems like the older I get the faster time goes by. The work week seems to fly by. I feel like I’m stuck on fast forward.