Monday, March 19, 2007

Make Some Time Out

Dianne Hales wrote in the March 18, 2007 issue of Parade Magazine:
"Make time for yourself. Take time out from work to listen to music that stirs or soothes you. As human beings, we must feed our souls."
She enumerated some strategies one can do to get started: - track where your time goes - identify what you like to do - schedule leisure first - unplug - build pleasure into everyday - plan your breaks She did a nine-year study of 12,338 men ages 35 to 57 and found out that the incidence of a person having a heart attack was related to the number of vacations a person took. She cited the following authors, too: Leslie Godwin, From Burned Out to Fired Up; Pamela Dodd, The 25 Best Time Management Tools & Techniques; Kenneth W. Christian, Your Own Worst Enemy. While I agree to most of her findings and suggestions I seem to question this one statement: "Look for time-devouring sinkholes like reading blogs.... Is this the best way I should be spending my time right now?" What do you think?

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