You probably shouldn’t plan on sleeping only three hours per night like Donald Trump, or working until 3am every morning like Picasso. But you should definitely realise the value of sleep compared to time, and organise and automate your schedule and tasks to the maximum extent your job (and life) allow.
Those who know me won’t believe this statement, but I once made a concerted effort to become a morning person. I would set the alarm on my BlackBerry nice and early. I would extricate myself out of bed after four or five (or six or seven) snooze buttons…
The one thing we all want is time. Time for family, for friends, for ourselves, and time for doing the things we love.
Unfortunately, time is money, and this inevitably means focusing on money has a cost – doing less of the things you love.
Modern life is overwhelming. Almost every part of our day is loaded with decisions, and many of the decisions have to be made quickly with limited information.
This is the one area where loving your job, and loving your family is a burden. The outcomes are important to you, and therefore the decisions you make become more stressful.
Buck the trend Science tells us we are getting less happy over time as materialism has increased. This is “because it takes time away from the things that nurture happiness, including relationships with family and friends.” The least materialistic people report the most life satisfaction. This is because they’re spending their time at a wine tasting instead of the car dealership.