I was talking with someone the other day about how fast time seems to be flying by these days. I wondered what the difference was and his comment was that the ‘pace’ is now much faster. And that’s true. We’re doing the same things we’ve always done; we’re all busy as usual – but the difference now is – we’re fitting even more tasks into our already busy days. We’ve gotten so good at multitasking that we don’t know when to stop.
Our days begin earlier and end later. There’s no defining ‘start and stop’ times anymore. The days are blurring together. Half the time I never know what day of the week I’m on.
We used to work 8 hours (with a nice lunch hour in between; one where we actually left the premises), then we’d leave work, maybe do some shopping, then head home for dinner, then sleep. Now we work longer and get home later, swallow fast food and crash to sleep to start it all over again.
This isn’t a horrible situation when you’re under a deadline occasionally as long as the deadline isn’t an on-going one. Unfortunately this seems to be the case these days. Everything is now an emergency or is considered top-priority.
Why is that??
And when did this happen?
And, more importantly, what are we gonna do about it?!
‘Be moderate in order to taste the joys in life in abundance‘ – Epicurus (341 BC – 270 BC) – – So, do you think they were having these same issues back in 340BC? Hmmm…we really need to address this!