I think most people say that they don't have enough time. I would agree, but it is like the sun coming up every morning. We have absolutely no control over any of these things. So why complain about it, it only wastes more time, like waking up at 4:30 am for a sunrise at 6:17 am.
What if you thought about it as a positive or banked ability. What if you saw it as a reverse retirement account. Assuming you live to be 80, subtract your age now, I am 39, so that would equal 41. I have 41 years to do, be, create, and live the way I want. Certainly there are things that will take up time with family, job, relationships, etc.
Then there are those things that will seem to some as a waste and to others not. For example; social media, "why are you wasting your time liking, responding, etc. all that stuff?" Then there are those that say; "This is who I am, I am social, I have friends, this is important!" Who can tell, who can tell that one is right and one is wrong. All I know is that we all have 24 hours in a day, we are all equal that way. How you use it is your responsibility and if you take 20 minutes getting out of bed vs. 20 seconds, that is on you. There are times for me that those 20 minutes of tossing and turning are important and then there are those times that 20 seconds to get up, make me feel great!
I choose to eat lunch standing up during the week, every day, just to do 2 things at once to save those 10 minutes. Makes me feel efficient! HAHA! That is my choice, I feel a sense of responsibility about my time. Then again there are those times that I feel I waste it.
Technology has enabled us to use time even more efficiently, but we seem to complain more about time more than ever? I wrote a series of checks the other day, a total of 4 personal checks in one motion... Oh My... you would have thought I was writing a dissertation of a doctoral thesis. I put it off a whole week even.
I drove to work the other day at 65 vs. 45 just to save time...
I send emails without proofreading them.
I wore a tie that did not match because I did not want to waste the time in the closet.
I don't brush my hair in fear that those 5 seconds are wasted time.
We need to except that we do have control, we are in control. I have hopefully 41 years or more to make decisions and use my time efficiently.
I wrote this and only proofread it once. If you want to comment on my typos or grammar, that is your time, hopefully you get the idea.