168 Hours – What I’m Currently Reading


When there are 168 hours in a week, we really have more time than we think. Laura Vanderkam, in 168 Hours (Portfolio Hardcover) describes where our time really goes, and how we can ultimately use it to be more productive.

Modern society has made people starved for time. Life’s scramble has left us so that we barely have time to breathe. We have extensive bucket lists, but give up on achieving our life’s goals because we “just don’t have enough time.” Less time is spent with our partners, and family time constantly suffers. In 168 Hours, Vanderkam interviews a handful of successful and happy individuals, telling their stories about how they allocate their schedules so that they do have enough time for their most important priorities.

Vanderkam describes that it is possible to get eight hours of sleep a night, work out multiple times a week, or even spend more time with the family. She describes the most important step as starting with a blank slate, and filling up your 168 hours with only things that deserve your undivided attention. You learn creative and new ways to shift your schedule so that you have room for the things that matter most, and weed out the unnecessary elements in your life.

This read is applicable to both men and women of any age, profession, lifestyle, and will make you appreciate your time, your life (and the people in it) that much more.


About Winston Sih

Winston is currently the Digital Media Producer-Correspondent for City television stations across Canada, producing content for the network’s digital properties including Breakfast Television, Cityline, CityNews and Entertainment City. He is also an on-air correspondent for the network’s in-house productions where he can be seen reporting on the latest social news and trends.