After finishing The Giver of Stars, I chanced upon a book called When.
Everyone knows that timing is everything.
But we don’t know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of ‘when’ decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork.
Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology and economics, Daniel H. Pink reveals how we can use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule. How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers or get married?Daniel H. Pink – When
Ok, I am interested. Based on where I am now in my life, I stand by the title of today’s blog. Maybe things could have been worse, but if only I got on that damned plane 18 months ago, I would be a lot happier today. If only I did not think every single one of the properties I came across was a good buy, I would be a lot less anxious about how to pay for the monthly ammortization of several condo units right now.
On the bright side, maybe I should look at the glass half full, too. For if I have counted right (or counted at all, for that matter), I would not have my daughter, the one person who is keeping me sane these days and the one reason I cannot, will not, give up.
If this book can help me build an ideal schedule, I am all ears! I am not organized and I suppose I can use all the help I can get. I have treated the last several months like little fresh starts, only to find myself back at one at the end. I am certainly not looking forward to hospital trips, but from now on, will consciously avoid going in the afternoon. Have I passed the ideal time to get married, which by society’s standard, was ten years ago?
Is timing really a bitch? I mean, everything?