I Advise You To Let Time Fly

BlutoDear Modern Philosopher,

I’m having trouble finding enough time in the day to get done all the things I want to do.

Of course, I always find time for things that need to be done like going to work, mowing the lawn, and taking the kids to school.  It’s the more personal things on my To Do List that that I never get around to doing.

In reading your blog lately, I’ve noticed that you’ve not only started running again, but you have also been writing up a storm.  You’re working on a new script, posting to the blog every day, and now working on scripted bits for The Nite Show.  All while maintaining a full time job.

How the heck do you do it?  Does it involve Magic and your Witch friends?  If so, how can I order a potion to help me better manage my time?

Thanks for finding the time to answer this!

Time Is Not On My Side

Time-FliesDear Time,

Thanks for noticing that I’ve been a very busy Modern Philosopher lately.

I can assure you that my secret does not involve Magic, or stimulants, or a scary person with a cattle prod threatening me to work faster.  It’s actually an extremely simple solution.

I advise you to let time fly.

Get rid of your clocks, so you stop being a slave to them.  The only clocks in The House on the Hill are the alarm clock next to my bed and the one on the microwave.  Yes, there is a clock in the toolbar on my laptop, but I rarely look at it.  There is also a clock on my crappy Tracfone, but I don’t carry that around with me, and hardly ever know where it is.

I read an article once that said that people who wore watches were more inclined to be stressed out Type A Personalities.  I stopped wearing my watch that day, and have never put one on again.  I’m so glad I made that choice.

There used to be a clock on the DVR box, so I always knew what time it was when I was in the living room, which is where I do a lot of my general hanging out when home.  The new box, however, does not have a clock.

There isn’t a clock out here on the porch, either, which is where I tend to write during the Spring and Summer.  Without a clock to tell me I’m running out of time in the day, I just write until I’m out of ideas.

Of course, I’m sure it helps that I don’t have a significant other or children to gobble up my time, but I really give the credit to taking away the power clocks had over me.

Give it a shot and let me know how it turns out.  You can write me day or night, the time won’t bother me…


About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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15 Responses to I Advise You To Let Time Fly

  1. I quit wearing my watch too.

    It caused a rash on my wrist. 😀

  2. grannyK says:

    You are so right about clocks! If there is one near me, I’m obsessed with staring at it every 5 minutes and stressing about running out of time to get things done I want/need to do!

  3. I haven’t worn a watch in 20 years and am always on time. Good advice.

  4. D. Parker says:

    I have a weird internal clock that I can’t shut off or throw away, I think it might have something to do with my sleep disorder.
    Time is relative, it only exists the way with think it does cause someone thought and it and someone believed it (oh no, I think I might be slowly breaking into Rainbow Connection from The Muppet Movie).
    “Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.” ~Groucho Marx

  5. markbialczak says:

    Good advice, Austin. Mick would be proud of you. You have found a way to make his chorus come true, oh, “Tiiiii–iiiii—iiiiii—-iiiiime is on my side, yes it is.”

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