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How to deal with time-poverty: a challenge in today’s society


Life today is characterised by an extreme busyness. It is very common to hear people saying: ‘I’ve got no time’, or ‘I wish a day had 25 hours’. Many people have a long list of articles to read or places they would love to visit, but they just don’t find the time to do it.

Time-poverty is a phenomenon of modern times. The past generations didn’t probably struggle with it to the same extent as society today. The amount of things to do increases constantly, yet, the days still have the same 24 hours. It is impossible to do everything. This tension results in great anxiety.

While the amount of detected fruitful opportunities is growing exponentially, the anxiety grows in parallel. As a result, a chronic time anxiety appears due to the inner feeling that this issue can’t be fixed and tomorrow life is going to be ‘noisier’ than today, because more fruitful opportunities will be detected.

However, there are some things that can be done to reduce this anxiety. In the article published on Forbes, Lluis Martinez-Ribes —co-founder and partner of m+f=!— shares some methods to deal with time pressure and stress in today’s time-poor society.

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