Four questions to reclaim your time

A ‘no’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948 On some level, we each realize that we can’t do it all; we have a limited number of hours per day and a limited amount of energy. But we still try to do as much as possible, and we tend to feel guilty or beat ourselves up when we miss an opportunity or fail to complete an impossible to-do list. This issue seems to be particularly troublesome during the holidays; we have so many additional tasks and opportunities …
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Are you in too much of a hurry?

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. Theophrastus d. 278 B.C. One of the most common complaints I hear is lack of time; most people I know feel constantly stressed over too much to do in too little time. But have you ever thought about how always being in a hurry can dramatically affect your life? Let me tell you about a famous study conducted in 1973 by Professor John Darley and doctoral student Daniel Batson at Princeton University. To carry out the study, the researchers recruited a group of seminary students. Seminary students were chosen because the …
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Becoming more productive

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.  William Penn 1644 – 1718 One of the biggest issues people face today is being overwhelmed. Most people complain of having too much to do and too little time; they seem to be unable to manage all of their responsibilities. I often work with people to help them become more productive. The goal is to help them achieve more and still have time for a life. When they first come to me, they mistakenly believe that I can magically create more time, or that I can provide secrets that …
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