Friday, September 11, 2009

A little of everything

Scientists studying nutrition made a surprising discovery: people eat too much at buffets. Faced with a wide range of choices of healthy, delicious food, people on average take far more than they need, eat more than they should, and steadily gain weight. Is this "buffet phenomenon" also responsible for everyone being too busy? Is life simply too full of tantalizing opportunities? If so, could you bring your life into balance by arbitrarily limiting the range of things that you choose from?

If you have to leave some things off your buffet of activities, how do you go about making that choice? Which kinds of activities are essential to who you are, and which could you manage to live without?

This week's theme is being too busy.