Being Superwoman In Your 20’s & The “No Time” Issue

Lifehacking, no time, and how it works on paper (or page) but not IRL.

I, like many people in my generation (millennials) have no time for anything. If it’s not your phone buzzing with notifications, it’s an off-hours startup work call between injecting coffee into your mouthal region and trying to do some dishes.

Then you need to run to the gym but instead you just sit around eating Doritos and watching Netflix because who has time for the gym, plus showering, plus social obligations? Oh, and you forgot to make dinner, obviously. And you still have on your chunky bracelets though you’re in your PJs with a face mask on.

Ahh!

Ain’t nobody got time for any of that. Though I know it’s important to be healthy.

It’s exhausting being superwoman. Those productivity tips people post? They totally work but you can’t spin that reel all day every day. No human can wake up at 5:00am, go to the gym, make a kale smoothie, write a list of things to be grateful for, do morning chores, feed the pets, get ready for work, pack lunch, and ten thousand other things people say you need to do to make the most out of your life, EVERY DAY.

I have a hard enough time getting out of bed on time and without my dry shampoo I’d be useless.

The very last thing you or I really want to do is pick out an outfit or find some jewelry when we wake up first thing in the morning.

Zuckerberg knows what’s up. He doesn’t even try to vary it up, it’s just gray shirt all the time, all day, every day, for ease of comfort and so he wastes no time.

But what’s a girl to do, a girl who loves fashion especially, when she can’t be arsed to spend eight hundred years on her look? (Or eight hundred bucks?)

Statement Jewelry. Pretty, powerful, well-priced, statement jewelry.

 

The last thing you or I want to do is worry about what to wear if we literally have no time. If you are late for a meeting, it’s either spend four hundred years picking out the best outfit and be even later, or go with something acceptable PLUS a striking accessory.

And what ever happened to stopping and smelling the roses? Millennial life is so fast, trends sweep in, trends sweep out, major styles change overnight based on what Kylie Jenner just posted on Instagram. No one has any time anymore.

What if we do something radical, superwomen of the world, to reclaim our time? What if we just do one less thing a day. Do you really need to write your autobiography immediately, Alyssa? Is it super important to go to that book club meeting when you just want to nap, Lauren?

Naw. I don’t think you need to pack so much into a day to be happy and productive. Sometimes productive looks like sitting at the park enjoying the sun. Sometimes time well spent looks like cutting down your makeup and style routine down to 15 minutes instead of an hour.

Sometimes productivity looks like leisure. And sometimes it should.

cross posted @ medium.com
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