I find that the less time I have, the more efficient I am. For example, when my kids are in school all day, I get relatively little done around the house. But when they had VBS a few weeks ago for two hours each morning, boys howdy, did I get stuff done. I accomplished more in those few hours each day than I normally do in an entire week. Since I knew I’d have the house mostly to myself, I planned ahead for the “big chores” like steam mopping and cleaning the garage and using a shop vac on the van. I made the most of the time and cut out other distractions to finish what I needed to do, knowing that I had a fixed amount of time. Same holds true for the vacation we just had going “back home.” Living 1300 miles away, we can’t just go there for a weekend. It’s a huge ordeal to get back, so I had to plan ahead to make sure I saw everyone I wanted to see and go everywhere I wanted to go. We basically had to pack an entire summer into 9 days, so we made the most of every moment. After all, the clock was ticking.