Ralph Keyes, in his book Timelock: How Life Got So Hectic and What You Can Do About It, notes this paradox, that, as you try and control time more, time controls you more. It’s a great book.
Ralph Keyes notes in his book Timelock: How Life Got So Hectic and What You Can Do About It … that labour savors enable us to to take less time doing a given task, so we do more tasks because of this saved time. Thus, as more is done, we want to cut down on the time to do these additional tasks, so more efficient labour savers save the time, thus enabling us to do more stuff. Keyes points out that the more we try to control time, the more time controls us.
It seems that noise, intensity, and ‘pump-it-up’-ness is on the rise. In conjunction with time compression, this can be a nightmare. See Ralph Keyes’s book Timelock for a good description of this.
Otoh [on the other hand], people like me somehow gravitate to busy schedules and trying to maximize experience within a time frame, so it does work both ways. Ralph Keyes’s SUPERB book called Timelock: How Life Got So Hectic and What You Can Do About It describes it like this: we live in a time-tense society, so that people who are already predisposed to a fast-paced, high-stress, and long-hours type of lifestyle are going to find these traits magnified by cultural influences. He recommends scheduling time out, to take a break, and to slot in time during the day for “pauses.”
Again, this stuff is discussed in detail in Ralph Keyes’s book Timelock, and I highly recommend it for a good read.