Two thirds of 18-24 year-olds want more hours in the day

Ever feel that there simply aren't enough hours in the day? Ifyou're a member of the younger generation, chances are you'd likemore time to squeeze in your to-do list.

In a YouGov survey commissioned by the British Methodist Church,participants were asked how much more time they would like in theday in order to get everything done and have a little extra timefor themselves.

65% of 18 to 24 year-olds said they would like more time in theday, with 28% wishing for at least a 27-hour day. But the oldergeneration (aged 55+) proved more relaxed, with 69% saying theywere happy with the day as it stands.

But the Church is challenging people to spend a small amount oftime making a big difference to the way they live their lives withits Still Time Lent campaign.

The campaign is supported by a website www.methodist.org.uk/stilltimewhere people can sign up to receive daily email reflections andchallenges from five different contributors. They can also sharetheir experiences and thoughts on a the Still Time Facebookgroup.

Contributor Revd Dr Mark Wakelin, said; "Some of us would love tohave more hours in the day, but it's amazing the difference that wecan make in just five minutes. Still Time is about using our timewisely in order to enhance every area of life."

Each day of the week will have a different focus, with 'time foryou' on Mondays, followed by 'time for others', 'time for God','time to share' and finishing the week with 'time to act'.

"Still Time is a challenge to all who have given up, feel rushedoff their feet, or think it's simply too late to do thingsdifferently", continued Mark. "Still Time is about making time thatgives us 'eternity in our hearts'. There's still time for others,for ourselves, for God - still time to make a difference in theworld and begin to discover the people we were always meant tobe.'

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Totalsample size was 2056 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 112th- 14th January 2009. The survey was carried out online. The figureshave been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged18+).