According to recent studies, there’s an 80 percent chance you’re time poor. What does time poor mean? Four out of five adults report feeling that they have too much to do and not enough time to do it. What’s worse, time-poor people experience less joy each day. Studies show that people who are time poor are also less healthy and less productive, and are more likely to divorce. In one study, stress cause by a lack of time produced a stronger negative effect on happiness than unemployment. How can we escape the “time traps” that make us feel this way and keep us from living our best lives?
In this program, author and Harvard Business School Professor Ashley Whillans will share proven strategies for improving your “time affluence.” These scientifically-grounded techniques will free up your seconds, minutes and hours that, over the long term, become weeks and months for you to reinvest in positive, healthy activities. The strategies Whillans presents will help you make the shift to time-smart living and in the process build a happier, more fulfilling life.
By participating in this program, you can expect to learn:
- what time poverty is;
- about three “time traps;”
- and three strategies for overcoming these “time traps.”
This program is presented by Ashley Whillians and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
How to join the Zoom Program:
Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:
• One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.
• One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.
By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy. Unless otherwise noted, all CHWB Digital Education programs hosted via Zoom are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing on WellbeingNetwork.org. If you prefer to be left out of the program’s recording, please leave your camera and microphone off for the duration of the program.
About Your Program Presenter
Ashley Whillans is the author of TIME SMART: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life (published by Harvard Business Publishing on October 6, 2020). She is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and a leading scholar in the time and happiness research field. She earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Whillans was twice named a Rising Star of Behavioral Science by the Behavioral Science & Policy Association. She is part of the Global Happiness Council and the Workplace and Wellbeing Initiative at Harvard University, and she advises on workplace and wellbeing strategies for numerous nonprofit and for-profit partners. She has written about her research in numerous outlets including Harvard Business Review, New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, CNN, BBC, The Atlantic, The Economist and the Wall Street Journal.