They say an adult needs approximately 8 hours of sleep a day. That’s the same amount of time I waste at work each day. That’s 16 hours gone.
One hour drive to work, one hour for lunch and one hour drive back home. That’s 19 hours.
That leaves 5 hours left for myself. Spent wisely, that’s pretty good but I waste 4 of those hours on my second favorite activity, watching TV. It takes me at least an hour to fall asleep after I go to bed so there goes the last hour.
Each day is pretty much filled.
What if I could spend less time sleeping. Perhaps 4 or 6 hours would be enough. Some people exist easily on just a couple of hours. I wonder if that would work for me. I get an average of 7 hours sleep each night and I have a hell of a time waking up and I’m tired all day. Maybe I’m getting too much sleep.
Every night I think about trying staying up later and sleeping for about 4 hours. It never works out for me because by 10:00 I’m so sleepy I just have to go to bed. Besides, what would I really do with those extra 3-4 hours? Watch TV? Probably.
I could read if my eyes weren’t so heavy. I could find time to finally play computer games. I haven’t done that since my Atari 2600. I always feel like there is no time yet when I have it, I generally waste it. So much to do, so little energy.
One day I might force myself to try it when I have something I really want to do just to see if it works. I’m always up for a scientific experiment.
I don’t know. My mundane daily existence seems to have created its own rut that works well if I don’t think about it too much. Maybe I shouldn’t mess with perfection.