As we breathe relief that election season is over, and enter the winter season, with its holidays and New Year’s resolutions queuing up, it is common to search for ways to expand time, to try to relieve ourselves from the feeling of never enough. Without admitting it, we commit a tiny act of hubris when we try to buck the reality of finite time in our desperation to squeak out a bit more.

Our dear helpful friends join us in our denial, suggesting we practice the fine art of “time management.” Yet time will not be managed. When we succeed at streamlining our tasks, the new space we create inevitably generates more to do. Our efficiency exponentially expands our busy life, and allows others to heap more on as we become known as a person who “gets things done.” The more we endeavor to streamline and save time, the more plugged into our hamster wheel we become.