by Dr Angel Adams, Dr Patricia Papciak
“If I try to find time it will become illusive. If I chase time it will always leave me behind.
How then will I be able to have enough time to do all the things I must do?
The answer is to stop hoping to find it somewhere in the future
and to take advantage of the present moment.”
-Ellen Beryl Adams-
We hope you never have to look back over your life someday and regret that you did not value and manage your time wisely. Each day offers an opportunity to use our time intelligently, yet the most important (though perhaps boring) tasks are avoided or stolen by the more mundane (though perhaps exciting) trivia. Pareto’s 80/20 percent principle in economics also can be applied to time. It simply means that the most trivial 20% of actions consumes 80% of our time and energy, whilst the most vital 80% receive only 20% of our time and energy. We asked twenty people what they thought took away from their quality of life and the general response was feeling stressed from simply trying to do too much and there wasn’t enough time! Our society seems to urge us to do more and more. We have to exercise, we have to shop carefully so that we eat healthy foods, we have such a variety of classes to attend that will improve us in some way; and of course all this is on top of working, caring for children, keeping the house clean, gardening, going to appointments with doctors or dentists, car maintenance and on and on and on. Read more