Time is our most precious commodity. How we choose to spend time impacts how we feel and the enjoyment we get from life. And how we choose to spend time in the present also impacts the future.

If you’re anything like us, in these past few weeks you have been riding the coronavirus news coverage train. It’s a train that’s easy to get on, but difficult to get off. We’ve all been searching to figure out when this is all going to be over. 

Of course we need to follow CDC and WHO guidelines, ensure we're social distancing, and do as much as we can to stop the spread of the virus. That's what we do know.

What we don't know, though, is when this all will end. There are no conclusive answers, and every time you try to answer an unanswerable question, you are wasting your time.

If you are ready to get off the train or at least keep yourself busy, all week long our Executive Director Jeff Ford has some options for you to take back your time. Today we'll start with his first suggestion:

1. Read that book that has been sitting on your shelf. If you are like me, I often buy books far in advance waiting for the right time to read them. Whether the book recommendation came from a recent podcast or it is a new book from one of your favorite authors, it is always a good idea to have a book or two in your queue. 

One way to look at the extra time on your hands is to invest it. Becoming an expert at your work or a hobby that you love takes repetitions. Think about, if you set aside 30 minutes a day for seven days a week, you will quickly accumulate more than 120 hours of knowledge in a year. 

Click HERE for a list of recommendations from Skyterra, including some solid book recommendations.

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