Having This Mentality About Time is Probably Stressing You Out
Do you wake up feeling like you’re already behind?
Hi. Yes. Me, too.
Time scarcity—the feeling that you’re racing against a clock that somehow ticks faster every day—can feel like it’s motivating you, but actually, it can be sneakily sabotaging your progress.
As Josh Spector writes over at For the Interested: “We all feel we don’t have enough time in the day to get things done, but that’s the wrong way to frame the issue. Your real issue may be that you have too much you want to get done.”
I have a theory that time scarcity is also linked to something I’ll call time scatteredness. This happens when you really have no idea how long it takes us to complete tasks, and this skews how much time you think you have or need.