Make Every Moment Count
3/28/2005 2:18:14 PM
(CST) - Michael Wells
It's difficult to do all the things you want to in life; it's difficult to be all that you want to be. There's something missing from Western educational programs that's rather critical in this respect. I vote for a life-skills curriculum in early childhood that emphasizes skills and techniques for better time management. Certainly things like a good TODO list habit, and calendar management are useful, but I'm suggesting something deeper.
I think all humans need to be taught at least the skills (if not a complete doctrine) for the discipline of efficient time use. A simple example is techniques that can merge complementary activities;
- Prayer, meditation, and showering.
- Working at your desk, and exercising.
- Reading, and stretching.
- Eating and meeting (hey, we all do this one).
- Walking/running/rowing and contemplating.
- Sleeping and problem-solving.