Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Two thirds of 18-24 year-olds want more hours in the day

Ever feel that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day? If you’re a member of the younger generation, chances are you’d like more time to squeeze in your to-do list.

In a YouGov survey commissioned by the British Methodist Church, participants were asked how much more time they would like in the day in order to get everything done and have a little extra time for themselves.

65% of 18 to 24 year-olds said they would like more time in the day, with 28% wishing for at least a 27-hour day. But the older generation (aged 55+) proved more relaxed, with 69% saying they were happy with the day as it stands.

But the Church is challenging people to spend a small amount of time making a big difference to the way they live their lives with its Still Time Lent campaign.

The campaign is supported by a website ( where people can sign up to receive daily email reflections and challenges from five different contributors.

Contributor Revd Dr Mark Wakelin, said; “Some of us would love to have more hours in the day, but it’s amazing the difference that we can make in just five minutes. Still Time is about using our time wisely in order to enhance every area of life.”

Each day of the week will have a different focus, with ‘time for you’ on Mondays, followed by ‘time for others’, ‘time for God’, ‘time to share’ and finishing the week with ‘time to act’.

“Still Time is a challenge to all who have given up, feel rushed off their feet, or think it’s simply too late to do things differently,” continued Mark. “Still Time is about making time that gives us ‘eternity in our hearts’. There’s still time for others, for ourselves, for God – still time to make a difference in the world and begin to discover the people we were always meant to be.”

Source: Methodist News Service 19/02/2009


Granny Annie said...

I used to worry about enough hours in the day because I felt like I was neglecting my small children. Between work and school and single parenting, my kids seemed to come out on the short end of the stick. A wise counselor told me, "If you pack lots of love in that five minutes, you're giving you children more love than most feel from parents with them all day."

Olive Morgan said...

What wonderful,helpful advice.

seethroughfaith said...

like what you wrote Granny Annie

I'm not in the 18-24 bracket by a long shot - but I can identify with what they say about not have enough hours in the day

Sally said...

It makes you wonder what we have modeled for them

Olive Morgan said...

Yes, indeed, Sally. I remember once telling my son that he was cramming too much into the day, etc., etc., and i got a quick reply, "look who's talking!"