One of the consistent pain points that I hear about in my daily interaction with people is that they don’t have enough time, especially quality time for themselves. Do you need to overcome being ‘busy’ and to learn to manage your time better? I came across a blog post by Praveen Rajarao from his website dailymorningcoffee.com. Rajarao asks the question, Why is today’s world SO BUSY? He offers an answer to this question, but first, he reflects back on his childhood stating, “Once my dad came back home from work, it seemed like he had all the time in the world to spend with us. He never said he was stressed at work, and he never said he had to work overtime.” So what has changed? Rajarao suggests that the main change has been technology.
By the end of 2017, it is projected that 2.32 billion people in the world will have a smartphone. This means that people have access to unlimited content and data in the palm of their hand 7/24. The challenge as I see it is that people are not equipped to manage the information and distraction that comes with the ever-evolving and unlimited possibilities that technology will continue to provide. This is a great example of too much of a good thing can be harmful.
So, what do we do about this? Rajarao offers five important changes that you can make that will help you balance your life in an optimal manner. Here they are: