Psychologist Tim Kasser shows in his research that time affluence is a consistent predictior of well-being, whereas material affluence is not. Time affluence is the feeling that one his sufficient time to pursue activitis that are personally meaningful, to reflect, to engage in leisure. Time poverty is the feeling htat one is consstantly stressed, rushed, overworked behind. All we need to do is look around us-and often within ourselves-to realize the pervasiveness of time poverty in our culture.
To raise our levels of well-being, there is no way around simpifying our lives. This means safeguarding our time, learning to say no more often to people as well as oppotunities. It means prioritizing choosing activities that we really really want to do, while letting go of others.