Stress Due To Lack of Time Jun 20, 2016 2:11:16 GMT
Post by CG on Jun 20, 2016 2:11:16 GMT
If you’ve ever felt that you had too much to do and not enough time to do it, you’ve experienced time-crunch stress—that overwhelming feeling that you’re running a race that you can’t finish.
But your stress might not be due to the number of hours in your day—it might be coming from the drama that’s playing out on your to-do list, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Marketing Research.
"At any given moment, most of us experience the feeling of not having enough time, but it’s not always true," says Jordan Etkin, assistant professor of marketing at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and one of the authors of the study.
To determine the underlying causes of time-crunch pressure, Etkin and her colleagues conducted an experiment asking participants to list tasks that took a certain amount of time, and then envision themselves completing those tasks. Participants were then asked to imagine tasks that were in conflict with one another.
In some cases, the tasks actually competed for time, such as scheduling two things in the same time slot; in other cases, the tasks were in competition for emotional or financial reasons, such as saving for retirement or buying a nicer house now. When the participants perceived activities as being in conflict with achieving competitive goals, they experienced an increase in anxiety and felt even more pressed for time. Link to full article
Also, thinking about how you would like to be and how to start taking back some time for yourself and not becoming so stressed about getting it ALL done. We have created a monster by trying to fit more and more and MORE into the time we have and then we snap (anger with self, kids, the world, blame or shame others) or burn out (not care about much of anything because you have been so pressured by trying to get it all done).
Then, of course, someone writes a book about this horrible phenomena.
No one seems to have time anymore...NO TIME BOOK COVER
Starting with the single observation that no one seems to have time anymore, best-selling author Heather Menzies pulls the connecting threads to unravel the crisis of meaning and accountability threatening to paralyze society today.
Somewhere between the multi-tasking pace and the sea of data divorced from real life, we’re losing touch with ourselves and with each other. We’re even losing a sense of how to tell when things go wrong and how to take action when they do. We need to take back our lives and renew the humanity of our social institutions. No Time speaks directly to what lies beneath the surface of many issues confronting society today and ends on a note of hope by suggesting what we can do to restore balance in our personal lives and to renew a more human scale of time and space in our social environment.
No Time speaks directly to what lies beneath the surface of many issues confronting society today and ends on a note of hope by suggesting what we can do to restore balance in our personal lives and to renew a more human scale of time and space in our social environment.