Back when people actually commuted to and from work, I decided to punish myself by calculating how much time I had spent in the car, on the train, in the car driving to the train, waiting for the bus from the train…the whole megillah.
It turns out I spent well over two full years on the way to and from the office, more than 20,000 hours between here and there.
That insight didn’t exactly improve my mental state, but it should be heartening to the millions of people working from home these days. Life expectancy has actually declined in this country, thanks to Covid and opioids, but anyone entering the workforce today will have a two-year credit to apply against that loss. Yay you.
Still, the gift of added hours is not always accompanied by more satisfactory use of those hours. In fact, the opposite seems to be the case as the world intrudes on our joyous moments. If only we could find a way to eliminate the worst of the time sucks that drain our vitality each day.
It’s a big challenge, but the rewards would be huge as well. Our crack research team guarantees that every person reading this (Hi, mom!) can live a much, much longer life of joy if we could avoid…
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