Joseph: I’m trying to live a week without a clock. Marti: Bold. Jodie: Cool Sebastian: Why? That would not be for me at all. Marti: You’re crazy. Why are you doing that? Hi, I’m Joseph and I wanted to know what
happens when I go for a week without any time and only use my inner sense of time. I counted and I look 46 times on average
on my watch everyday. More often than in the mirror. I am a very punctual person and have a very organized calendar
and I really like that too. Although there are not that many appointments this week There were a few important ones.
A few early in the morning and a few late in the evening. Both times
that are hard to figure out without a clock. Joseph: What do you think is the hardest for me? Jodie: Get up in the morning. At certain times. Although sometimes it is, that you wake up before the alarm clock.
So I think everyone has an internal clock Scary somehow. I think it’s funny. Sebastian: To meet deadlines, I think. Marti: Now, as today: We worktogether. Some
organising, or or you write scripts and have to deliver those.
Mostly it’s not just about one specific day, but a specific time. That could lead to complications. Joseph: To keep myself from cheating
I had to hide all the clocks first. In my entire apartment. My smartphone, which I had to mask off trickier. Because I am not allowed to know the time on the top left or the lock screen. So I made a makeshift flap for the smartphone. Furthermore, nobody was allowed to tell me the time and I was not allowed to use time control aids. Only my own sense of time! I did not know what would happen. Will I sleep extremely long? Will
be too late, or too early? And how do I even realize that? Does my internal clock work? And then it started. I woke up with the light. and it could be anything between 4:30 and 6:30 now. Joseph: I did not know what time we had, but I’ll put it on the screen for you. Because I could get this data from my smartphone and my camera while editing this video. On Monday at 10 o’clock I had an appointment with Marti. Among other things, to do the interview for this video. And Marti actually came too late. What I did not notice. So that was no problem at all for me. Marti: I was never a friend
the time, or the watch no friend of mine. That should not be an excuse or apology or something! Joseph: At the same time it was difficult to take a break.
How to find this moment. When is lunch? When do I eat now? Hunger and fatigue are internal indicators to find that out.
But I somehow lost this feeling, because I do not eat anymore,
when I’m hungry, but at a certain time.
I am not listening to my natural biorhythms. Towards evening I had a livestream. I think I was pretty early
online. Anyway, the viewers told me I was a little early. Then I had to hide the chat windows, because there were
little timestamp on every message. These are also in Whatsapp and Telegram and other messangers. That means I could not use these messenger anymore. Outside my study there were
of course a few dangers I could not cover. Public Clocks or church bells. In that case, I had to quickly
put on headphones and walk away. And for clocks I used the mirror experiment trick: Just look away! On Tuesday I had a medical appointment at 8:30 in the morning. The advantage was, that I woke up very early in the morning. I had no Idea, how early it was, since it was June. I got up. The streets looked empty and it was hardly anyone there. I thought, that can’t be so bad for the time. Then I set off. On my way I
actually got stressed out, because I thought, maybe I’m already
late and then arrived at … 6:30. 2 hours early. The doctor’s office was still closed. I think I’m right, really blatantly too early. So I had no choice
then to take a walk in the area. When the streets were getting fuller, I returned to the doctor’s office. It was full then. I think I was even a
little too late, but nobody said anything. Crap. Joseph: How would you manage your life if you had to live a week without a clock? Sebastian: Not at all! I believe. I would be at work too early every day, because I’d be afraid to to come too late and I would probably
also go later because I’d be scared not to fulfill my hours. Jodie: Since I know we’re doing this interview here, I checked: How often do I look at the clock and I am so aware that I seldom do it. Actually, I live into the day. It works, too because we are self-employed. You can
just choose your own time, If you don’t have deadlines of course. Then it’s pretty much
easy and i think I would manage that very well. I think if I see the final video, I’ll just do it. Sebastian: I think I would give up relatively quickly. Marti: Some of my friends went to fidji To have a good time. Haha, time! I do not know if that’s true. but they have told me about the so-called “fidji time”.
That means you have an appointment but only very loose and then
you meet, but not at a certain time You arrive around a rough time and that’s okay. There is no fixed time when they meet. Joseph: On Wednesday I had only a few phone calls and In the evening I had the deal with Sebastian that he called me when I had to drive to him. Despite the call, I was a moment too early, but that was a very enjoyable moment. I am now at the door of Sebastian and he is not there yet. I have no idea if it’s too late or too early. I dont know. But I knew that time is mine now! I do not have to do anything anymore. It’s after my official closing time. That’s my free time now. Then I just sat there and listen to a radio play. Joseph: I often feel like I have too little time for all the things I want to do. That’s why I was very curious if I would come to an inner peace
this week. Whether I would feel but to have more time. But on the fourth day I woke up a lot
early in the morning. Due to the stress to oversleep I kept sleeping less and less. Of course, that did not affect my personal condition well. With a nap I tried to fight my tiredness. But that did not work too well either. Because I did not finish my work this week and was too early to most appointments I lost a lot of my productive time there, and the week gradually became a little nightmare for me. Overall, I realized that my
internal clock in the morning always works very well, but the longer the day,
the harder it is for me, to assign inner times with the real times. My inner clock also told me much earlier “Now is time to call it a day.” And that’s what I did that day I stopped working. It felt right. It was a little earlier than usual, as I see now. I usually work until 18 or 19 o’clock. But hey, I had the feeling that’s enough
for today and maybe I should do that more often. Joseph: What does time mean to you? Marti: That’s one big question. Jodie: Boah, very deep and philosophical at once. Jodie: Not really that much. That’s just a thing you can not stop, you can not influence that. It’s just there and I’m actually trying as well as possible to be in the now. That’s why time is really, really relative to me. Time does not really exist.It is
not tangible. Is not tangible. Sebastian: In the end I always notice that if I take all those sections that a day has that time for me
itself remains, somehow this much. Really insanely small and therefor I’d love to have more time. Marti: Basically, I would say I have enough time. Jodie: I have as much time as I need. For everything I need. But it is
also a luxury position. Because I’m not caught in
a job that predicts times. I think that many people with a time predicted job are struggling with it and I understand that. I get it when they say: “I need more
time in a day. “, Because most of their time goes away at work. I also noticed that I have trouble waiting. If I
am on the subway, I’ll get my Smartphone. I wouldn’t let myself just wait. Or letting my mind wander. But in that week I started that again. On Friday I generally noticed
that I am more relaxed inside and have calmed down and on Saturday
I got up early too and got sick immediately.
It was that whole flu feeling. It did not leave the whole weekend. I was completely ill in bed for two days. I found out for myself that time is not short, but my way of dealing with it is a bit questionable.
It has definitely changed a bit in my behavior, in terms of time. I
I still have a good structured calendar, but I am
no longer afraid, to leave few fields empty in the calendar to take breaks. When I put on a clock again after the experiment I noticed something: I looked at the clock only 15 to 16 times a day. I think that’s a very good sign, because it shows me, that I leave myself more freedom and don’t depend on the clock so much. At the end of the week one thought stayed with me: What am I waiting for? What keeps me from spending time right now to create things that are most important to me? Actually nothing. I would like to give you this question in any case: What are you waiting for? Joseph: Would you want to know how much time you have left? Absolutely no way! At all
no way! I would never want to look to the future! Absolutely no way! That just makes you crazy! I can die tomorrow. Then I would not sit here with you now. But then I would miss something too.
That’s crap. No, definitely not! It’s none of my business. * Laughs * Actually, I always try to do experiments that I have not seen it that way yet. I’m always happy about your suggestions, but this time I was a little too late. Lisa Sophie Laurent already did a similar experiment. A little different than me, but definitely check it out! My time is very important to me and to not waste too much of it on the internet I use NordVPN for a year now. This is also the sponsor of this
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