Do you ever lie in bed at night and think about all of the things you forgot to do? Did you put that last load of laundry in the dryer or are you going to be cursing yourself in the morning when your clothes are still damp and you need to be somewhere ten minutes ago? Did you get a chance to run to the store for milk or are you going to witness an extreme morning meltdown because no one can have cereal?

That is my life.

I’m not the most organized person, I’ll admit that. Maybe I could be better at time management, sure. I’ve tried giving myself a detailed schedule for the day but that just doesn’t really work for me. I’m the kind of person that starts a task and then starts another task before finishing the first one. By the end of the day I’ve got a whole long list of things that I’ve been doing and most of them are unfinished. When it comes time to go to bed I freak out and try to go into warp speed mode trying to clean my house and finish up any work.

Typical end-of-day look of my living room.

Typical end-of-day look of my living room.

I often wonder what would happen if I could add just a couple more hours into my day. Maybe an extra hour in the morning and one in the evening. Would I be responsible with that extra bit of time? I could get more done in the morning, getting us to wherever we need to be on time for once. I could spend my evening hour finishing up the day’s work, folding and putting away laundry so it’s easy to find, prepping for the next morning.

Or I could spend those extra hours on myself. Take a long shower and actually wash my hair and maybe even shave. Style my hair and put some makeup on. Have some tea and read a little bit. Take a little longer at the grocery store when I leave the kids at home with my husband. Or just get a little more sleep. Any of those things would make a 26-hour day just a bit brighter.

What would you do with two extra hours?

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