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BOOK REVIEW: How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

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Think time management and lifestyle readjustment are relatively new phenomena? Think great-grandpa had it all together? Well, it’s time to rethink all that.

The title of this book caught my eye. A clever play on words – how many books have we seen or read where “How to Live on . . .” meant money management? – this book is not about budgeting your money, but rather, about sensibly managing your time and refocusing your lifestyle to actually live, not merely exist in a lackluster being. It was first published in 1908, and my further research shows that it was a best seller in England and the United States.

And as this year is a year of big changes for me, I was all in!

It’s a short book – the Kindle version is a mere 64 pages – and stuffed with slap-you-awake advice on how you are wasting your life and how to live each hour and not to just think about what you want to do, but doing it.

The author has many good suggestions that can apply to today’s mad-rush modern world. After all, you cannot waste tomorrow’s time in advance, unlike money and debt. He emphasizes that work (that is, work outside the home, such as at the office, factory, et cetera) should not define one’s total day. In fact, work is just a portion of one’s day where events should happen before and afterwards. There should be no thinking about what one wants to do, nor should there be such rigidity in one’s life where it hinders expanding one’s social outlets and intellectual growth.

He further recommends reading good books, particularly ones that stimulate the mind. He states that a goal of reading “X” amount of books is missing the point, but reading, reflecting upon, and intelligently discussing these books leads to a greater mind, so to speak. He also lists several books to immerse oneself in, too, which I put on my own “to read” list.

A favorite passage of mine:

“There is no magic method of beginning. If a man standing on the edge of a swimming-bath and wanting to jump into the cold water should ask you, ‘How do I begin to jump?’ you would merely reply, ‘Just jump. Take hold of your nerves and jump.'”

Though written in a somewhat stuffy style common at the turn of the 20th century, once you read a couple of pages, it flows nicely.

I recommend picking up this book; it’s available at no cost on Kindle via Amazon.

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