Over Scheduling: America's Time Management Crisis -- Lead a Meaningful Life Through Goal Setting and Time Management

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Over scheduling is a nationwide time management crisis. This frantic lifestyle affects all aspects of life and many people feel the strain caused by overloaded to-do lists.

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Time is often taken for granted. Yet, properly used, time becomes a key multiplier that can be leveraged by effort and determination to help you achieve your dreams.

    According to the authors of Yes, You Can... Find More Meaning in Your Life, Jack Jonathan and Sheelagh Manheim, PhD, over scheduling and lack of goal setting can prevent you from experiencing meaning in life. Contributors to http://www.YesYouCanOnline.info, they offer ways to gain work life balance and reaffirm what is good in life.

Jonathan and Manheim suggest finding a balance in five fundamental areas: positive thinking, good physical health, personal relationships, financial security and a passion for knowledge.

"Anyone looking to streamline their schedule can use these essentials as guidelines to help balance the way they spend their time," said Jonathan. "Paying attention to each basic area of life may help a person to feel more at peace."

The following ideas can solve the time management crisis:

-- Foster a Positive Attitude. Begin your day with a sense of wonder. Then, tackle goal setting for the day.

-- Nurture Your Body. Good time management involves nurturing your body. Ideal goal setting includes exercise and recreation.

-- Honor Personal Relationships. Work life balance is key. Utilizing time management skills helps foster meaningful relationships. When goal setting, plan to connect through lunch, phone calls, or meaningful e-mails or cards.

-- Pay Regular Attention to Finances. Set aside a regular time each month to review finances. Careful financial planning and time management will set you free to enjoy your life more.

-- Cultivate Curiosity. A passion for knowledge is one of our greatest innate gifts, and does not require a great deal of time. Ask questions and search for answers about the world around you.

-- Value Time. Jim Stowers, co-author of the soon-to-be-published Yes, You Can... Reach Your Goals and Achieve Your Dreams, comments, "Time is often taken for granted. Yet, properly used, time becomes a key multiplier that can be leveraged by effort and determination to help you achieve your dreams."

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