Is the kind of life you are currently living sustainable? 

In her book More Time to Think, Nancy Kline refers to an article which posed that question. It said:

“Describe your current life – the number of hours you sleep each night; the amount of time you rush; the proportion of your day you worry; the amount of time you don’t just sit; the amount of time you don’t listen to your children and your partner; the amount of time people don’t listen to you; the amount of time you complain; the amount of self-betrayal you do by not sticking to your value of self-care the amount of time you do emails; the amount of time you don’t exercise; the number of days per month you drink alcohol; how often you don’t laugh; how frequently you don’t each freshly prepared food; your waist measurement; your weight; the amount of time you spend in aeroplanes and cars; the amount of time you are away from the people you love most.”

And then she says, here was the scary question.

“Is this sustainable?


Is it?


Remember – life isn’t a dress rehearsal, so dare to be happier! x

T: @DareToBeHappier.

Time Management – Top Tip

I’m an excellent time manager. I’m lucky as it seems to come naturally to me, though I’ve learned lots of tools & techniques over the years. Perhaps all that time juggling life with looking after four children who were aged five and under was really the best “school” I ever went to!

One of my friends thinks I have a Time Tardis, and another thinks I have 48 hours in my day. I have neither, of course, and I’ve written previously that these comments do not necessarily mean what I’m doing is right. Or even good for me or others around me. Having lived a life juggling so many things and wearing so many hats, this year is an adventure in slowing time down, doing less and learning to just BE.

But I thought I’d share my top time management tip with you, one I’m learning myself this year. It’s powerful and you have no idea how much time, energy and effort you will save. And here it is.

Other people’s business is none of my business.