The world forges forward at a constant speed, with more and more business types and entities stretching their business services up to twenty four hours each and every day. One hundred years ago, or perhaps even fifty years ago, you would not ever have heard of such a thing. All of these are driven by a few things. The first rationale is competitiveness, or maybe a more suitable phrase would be ‘revenue’, as each company tries to defeat the competition. The second factor driving this tendency is accessibility, as more and more people need to have these services at varying times of the day, and in completely different time zones as well.More companies have grown to be intercontinental in nature, so the necessity to gratify their developing client base’s needs, drives these businesses to push the limits in relation to operating hours. It is as if the modern world rests much less, and while this may be beneficial for the profit margins of companies, it is probably not as advantageous to consumers as we may think. When you really think about it, people are generally more elastic with their time, because they can now get a late night meal at one of the numerous available food delivery outlets in close proximity to their household, and while this may be convenient, it might not exactly always be advantageous. The very expediency of it causes people to grow to be laid back in the way they approach their days and nights.We have a tendency to do things simply because we can, and in today’s world, it’s going to take a very controlled approach to balance our lives effectively. The flip side of the coin is that if we do not approach our lives well, we could quite easily end up burning out. Mobile devices, while handy, fuels these undesirable habits, because we tend to want to check emails and messages at odd times of the day, often doing just that one last check right before getting into bed at the end of the day. Hassle-free, but not at all times healthy and balanced.Maybe if we go back to splitting our lives into compartments or sections on a daily basis, we may have a more healthy way of life. We are literally flooded with information each day, it is literally just a click, or the flip of a switch away. Social media allow people to be connected twenty four hours a day, so if we are not very careful, we could simply burn out. We have to discover how to shut out the remainder of the world, even if it is simply for quick amounts of time during the day. When we have the ability to do that, we in actual fact become more productive, because our concentration increases during restful times.I’m sure that many people cannot imagine life without the need of being permanently connected in some way, but possibly we need to look at it as an alternative to get back our focus. How did people do it one hundred years ago, when there was not much more than a candle and a book at their bedside? Possibly there were a smaller number of events in their lives, but perhaps those events were more important.