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Time to Consider

Barbara Bensoussan

The kids are headed back to school, and finally, you return to blessed routine. But you feel like you still aren’t getting enough done…. How can you get control of your day? Paradoxically, instead of trying to save time, the first step may be spending time figuring out how to maximize your hours.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Kayla is frustrated. Her friend Brachi attends shiurim twice a week. Malka goes toPilates three times a week and always gets her nails done on Friday afternoons. Then there’s her friendMichal, who’s the director of a school, yet nevertheless manages to take her children to the park every day after school and keep a spotless house.Kayla, on the other hand, accomplishes none of this. A graphic designer who works from home, she always feels so swamped by projects that there’s no time for outside interests. “My job and my family eat up every spare moment,” she complains. “My kids aren’t babies anymore, so why can’t I fit in more of the activities I’d like to do? What am I doing wrong?” Time, like summer fruit, is a perishable commodity — once wasted, impossible to get back. If, like Kayla, you find it slipping uncontrollably through your fingers, maybe it’s time to take some time to step back and reevaluate exactly how you’re using that time and where you could make some changes.

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