At our present velocity through the universe time passes at a constant rate, or so closely as makes no practical difference. Each of us is given 24 hours each day in which to live. So why is it that some days it feels like we’re trying to cram 30 hours of activity into 24 hours? Since time is constant the variable in the equation must be us.
I see two ways of dealing with far-too-busy days. The first way is to simplify our schedules. We don’t have to say “yes” to every demand upon our time. Take the time to create a list of the six or so most important things that you have to do. Set that list aside. Now write down everything else that sucks up your time. Once done, draw a line through those things that you can stop doing or that you only do out of habit. Lose them. Basically, it is okay to say “no” to things. If you weed out the things that you can say “no” to you can free up amazing amounts of time. You’d be surprised how well the world can continue on its way without our direct involvement.
The second way is to sleep for no more than 30 minutes per day, preferably but not necessarily consecutively.