Extra time doesn’t guarantee what gets done will be made any better than it is now.
What it can provide is a sense of relief, that the deadline isn’t here to stop anything just yet. Tomorrow is another day, and the next week will be another week.
There will always be more time ahead, just until there isn’t.
And that’s when the myth of extra time comes back to bite.
When we realize that there’s no better time to do the things we care about (because we care about them), suddenly time becomes a necessity we can’t get enough of.