Shopping trips to the supermarket
- Take longer than I estimate
- Cost me more than I estimate while shopping
The more items I buy, the more both estimations diverge from reality. It takes a little bit of time to find every new item, and every additional item makes a small dent on our bill. These times and costs add up before we know it.
Something similar happen on days when I work on too many things. I am busy the entire day, but get little useful work done.
Time flies when we’re having fun. But time also flies when we switch our attention like a prison’s search light. An hour passes quicker when 5 different tasks are packed into it. On the other hand, an hour spent doing nothing feels like much longer.
When attention is fragmented, time runs away, and stress takes its place.