A balanced life, with quality time spent on work, family, creative projects, exercise, and anything else that’s important to us, isn’t easily achieved. We’re working too much, but want to spend more time with our family. We’re on social media, but want to read more books.
The health and emotional problems related to this imbalance—such as stress, lack of sleep and exercise, and drinking or eating too much—are real reasons to make the effort to find more balance.
“Everyone says they don’t have enough time,” says Pauline Larkin, an AMA faculty member who frequently teaches on time management and organization. “But you have to take more time.”