Many of us, at various times in life, are aware that we are not living our lives in the most fulfilling and satisfying way. We are conscious that the routines and habits of our lifestyle are sometimes unsatisfactory and in need of adjustment or improvement. We may want to be fitter, healthier, happier, enjoy better relationships, use time more effectively, improve our financial situation and feel more at peace with ourselves.
Yet so much of our time is taken up facing and responding to the urgent daily tasks of our personal lives, our relationships, our work and family responsibilities that many of us simply don't get started on the path to self-improvement. At the same time, we battle constantly in adjusting to life changes, some invited and some not, that often challenge our coping skills and give us stress.
And so, because of these demanding societal, work and family responsibilities, and the many related tasks that take up our time and energy, we never really manage to get properly started in restructuring our life. Perhaps we make an occasional attempt, as at New Year and around birthdays, to make a fresh beginning, but somehow - for many of us - our plans fizzle out and not much is accomplished. Yet, deep down, we know and believe that things can be made better if we could only organize