I stumbled upon a very interesting read today. It’s one of the earliest self-help books written over a century ago. But mostly still relevant. You can read it here. A good skim took me about half an hour.
Title: How to Live on 24 Hours a Day
Author: Arnold Bennett
Which of us lives on twenty-four hours a day? And when I say “lives,” I do not mean exists, nor “muddles through.” Which of us is free from that uneasy feeling that the “great spending departments” of his daily life are not managed as they ought to be? […] Which of us is not saying to himself — which of us has not been saying to himself all his life: “I shall alter that when I have a little more time”? We never shall have any more time. We have, and we have always had, all the time there is.
The proper, wise balancing of one’s whole life may depend upon the feasibility of a cup of tea at an unusual hour.