How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day

How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day

by Arnold Bennett


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Since the invention of the clock, humans have become keenly aware of time-both how much they have and how quickly it slips away. In this classic book on time management, Bennett instructs his readers on how to live life to the fullest, given that there are twenty-four hours in a day and always so much to accomplish.

Managing time, not money, is the true route to happiness. You can get more money. But time is parceled out at the same rate for everyone, no matter their class or income. Time, the rarest commodity, cannot be made to last, but it can be lived. And by living it properly, anyone can improve their level of satisfaction and happiness.

British writer ARNOLD BENNETT (1867-1931) wrote both fiction and nonfiction, but he is best known for the novels Anna of the Five Towns (1902), Buried Alive (1908), and Clayhanger (1910).

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ISBN-13: 9783734085185
Publisher: Outlook Verlag
Publication date: 09/27/2019
Pages: 42
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.10(d)

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birchdev on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day is a short read by Arnold Bennett where he explains his thoughts on time management. A few takeaways from the books are as follows: Time is the inexplicable raw material of everything. With it, all is possible; without it, nothing. No one can take it from you. It is unstealable. And no one receives either more or less than you receive. Some people are constantly haunted by a suppressed dissatisfaction with their own arrangement of your daily life; and that the primal cause of that inconvenient dissatisfaction is the dealing that you are leaving undone something which you would like to do, and which, indeed, you are always hoping to do when you have "more time". The most important preliminary task is arranging one¿s life so that one may live fully and comfortably within one's daily budget of twenty-four hours. Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own. A man should not make two-thirds of his existence subservient to one-third, for which admittedly he has no absolutely excitement from. How can he hope to live fully and completely if he did? One may have spent one's time badly, but one did spend it; one did do something with it, however ill-advised that something may have been. To do something else means a change of habits.One of the chief things which man has to learn is that the mental faculties are capable of a continuous hard activity; they do not tire like and arm or a leg. All they want is change, not rest. Cultivate your mind while on the street and on the train. While idle, concentrate your mind on a subject. It does not matter what you concentrate on, so long as you concentrate. It is the mere disciplining of the thinking machine that counts. It is important to realize happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles. It is important to have your conduct and principles agree.