I often hear people saying "I am too busy i just don't find the time....." Was just wondering whether is it really so or just for the heck of saying that i am busy and i don't have time do they speak out such words. How many of us can seriously jot down our general routine and find out whether we are really running short of time or is it just a Fad to say so. If we are really running out of time then i am sure we need to evaluate our routine and ourselves to make that time for those occassions. Also, do we ever evaluate at the end of the day whether we spent our day satisfactorily or was it just another day. To make things simple i'll just jot down a very general basic routine of mine: Wake up in the morning freshen up and go for a walk, come home and do some exercise & meditation. Then relax and read the newspaper. After that all of us have breakfast together. If its a holiday we just sit and chat over b/fast. (My DH, his cousin sister, my neice and me) Then everyone gets ready and go their own way. I finish small jobs around the house. Then its cooking time. Sometimes i go to office in the morning itself (depends on the workload) or i visit an orphanage near my house or visit IL. 1.30 - 2.00 is lunch time. Everyone comes home. 2 - 7 is office. Sometime i don't have work but they just need me around. (we are a software company and have about 150 staff). I log on to IL from office and whenever i find time i browse thru the site. Go home watch some tv...have dinner (again all together whenever possible) Then everyone watch TV together or sit and chat or play something. On the days whenever i am able to meet my social service commitments...i feel really good. I have lot of other activities too ...but this is just an example. We usually entertain people at home, i prepare only whatever i can depending on how much time i have on that day or if i know in advance then i keep some things ready before hand. Many a times i have my husband calling at 8PM so and so is coming for dinner and invariably on that day the dinner menu is very simple maybe like khichdi-kadhibonkand i may have precisely 15-20 min to prepare something additional. But this is also fun. :cheers Would love if anyone of you can share your daily experience here...it will help us to do time management and organise ourselves more effectively. Roopa.