Take Back Your Time

Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America

John de Graaf (Author)

Publication date: 08/09/2003

Take Back Your Time
Take Back Your Time is the official handbook for TAKE BACK YOUR TIME DAY, a national event. Organizers have enlisted the support of colleges, universities, religious organizations, labor unions, businesses, activist groups, and non-profit organizations to create events that will take place across the country, calling attention to the ways overwork and lack of time affect us-at home, in our workplaces, and in our communities-and to inspire a movement to take back our time. In Take Back Your Time, well-known experts in the fields of health, family therapy and policy, community and civic involvement, the environment, and other fields examine the problems of overwork, over-scheduling, time pressure and stress and propose personal, corporate and legislative solutions. This book shows how wide-ranging the impacts of time famine in our society are, and what ordinary citizens can do to turn things around and win a more balanced life for themselves and their children.
  • This is the official handbook of Take Back Your Time Day-a national event scheduled for October 24, 2003 and the 4th Friday in October in subsequent years. On this day, millions of people will join in hundreds of activities focusing on work/life balance and how we can reclaim it.
  • A stellar list of contributors includes such well-known bestselling authors as Vicki Robin, Camilla Fox, Anna Lappe, David Korten, Cecile Andrews and many others.
  • Examines all aspects of the time-famine issue-from overwork among adults to overscheduling of our children; from environmental consequences to the effects of our time deficit on our communities, our families, and even our pets; from the history of overwork to viable alternatives.

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Take Back Your Time is the official handbook for TAKE BACK YOUR TIME DAY, a national event. Organizers have enlisted the support of colleges, universities, religious organizations, labor unions, businesses, activist groups, and non-profit organizations to create events that will take place across the country, calling attention to the ways overwork and lack of time affect us-at home, in our workplaces, and in our communities-and to inspire a movement to take back our time. In Take Back Your Time, well-known experts in the fields of health, family therapy and policy, community and civic involvement, the environment, and other fields examine the problems of overwork, over-scheduling, time pressure and stress and propose personal, corporate and legislative solutions. This book shows how wide-ranging the impacts of time famine in our society are, and what ordinary citizens can do to turn things around and win a more balanced life for themselves and their children.
  • This is the official handbook of Take Back Your Time Day-a national event scheduled for October 24, 2003 and the 4th Friday in October in subsequent years. On this day, millions of people will join in hundreds of activities focusing on work/life balance and how we can reclaim it.
  • A stellar list of contributors includes such well-known bestselling authors as Vicki Robin, Camilla Fox, Anna Lappe, David Korten, Cecile Andrews and many others.
  • Examines all aspects of the time-famine issue-from overwork among adults to overscheduling of our children; from environmental consequences to the effects of our time deficit on our communities, our families, and even our pets; from the history of overwork to viable alternatives.
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