There Simply Isn’t Enough Time in the Day by Debra H. Goldstein


There Simply isn’t Enough Time in the Day by Debra H. Goldstein

Have you ever wondered why so many Type A people only sleep a few hours each night? I’m positive there is a scientific explanation, but I’ve got my own (and I’m sticking with it). There simply isn’t enough time in the day.

I’ve been doing a little survey on this topic respecting women. Personally, I average four to six hours of sleep a night until my body insists on crashing for an eight to ten-hour period. My body clock hates six a.m., but has no problem being fully awake between two and four a.m. My low point is at three p.m. One of my dearest friends has a similar body rhythm – which makes for wonderful e-mail exchanges at one in the morning.

One of my daughters gets up between three and four a.m., but we don’t call her house after nine. An attorney I had lunch with today told me she keeps a similar schedule. I don’t know how they do it.

I feel the same way about an internet writing group who banded together to have a morning sprint. By the time I wake up, they’ve all put in a few hours of solid writing – and some of them don’t even need coffee before they sprint.

The one thing that all have in common is they are overachievers. There’s no way they could maintain their homes, shop, do the laundry, write books, make presentations, put in ten-hour days at the office, be at everything for their children, and pay attention their spouses or pets if they limited their activities to the twelve hours of daytime. What each juggles and accomplishes is only achievable by encroaching into the other twelve hours. There simply isn’t enough time in the day. What about you? Do you have enough time?

2 comments

  1. LD Masterson says:

    I think it’s not just a lack of time, it’s also a lack of the right kind of time. If I’m hunting for a nice couple of hours when the phone doesn’t ring and there are no meetings to attend and no family members needing attention and even the dog is asleep…I’m going to find those hours somewhere between midnight and four a.m.

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