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168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, by Laura Vanderkam

THE beginning of a new working year is a suitable point for reflection. You undoubtedly want to do, achieve or become something, but doing anything worthwhile has to be done well, and to do that takes time.

“Being busy has become the explanation of choice for all sorts of things,” says the author, Laura Vanderkam. We are too busy to read, spend quality time with our families, attend to our devotions, keep fit, and have a vibrant social life. Is all this only possible if you can find a part-time career paying full-time rates? Or as many work-life balance protagonists tell us, do we need to lower our expectations to get it all in?

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