National Take Back Time Day

Do you think National Take Back Your Time Day is necessary? This women’s keynote productivity speaker wants to know!

October 24 is National Take Back Your Time Day.

It’s both fantastic and sad that there’s an organization in America called Take Back Your Time. It’s sad that we need it, but fantastic that there are people who realize that we’re slowly simmering in a pressure cooker. Their motto is “challenging time poverty and overwork in America.”

Take Back Your Time supports legislation which will give American workers guaranteed paid vacation. To find out why that’s a big deal, read their article here.

According to their research:

* 166 of 168 countries guarantee paid leave for mothers in connection with childbirth. 45 countries offer such leave to fathers. The U.S. does neither.

* 139 countries guarantee paid sick leave. The U.S. does not.

*96 countries guarantee paid annual (vacation) leave. The U.S. does not.

* 84 countries have laws that fix a maximum limit on the workweek. The U.S. does not.

* 37 countries guarantee parents paid time off when children are sick. The U.S. does not.

On the one hand, the United States has one of the strongest economies in the world, full of residents who work their tails off to live the American dream. On the other hand, we’ve got some of the leading rates when it comes to health woes, medication consumption, and stress levels. We have so much freedom to choose how we live our lives, so are we actually in time poverty? As a women’s keynote productivity speaker, I’m curious if we need legislation to correct it?

What are your thoughts?

About Helene Segura

As The Inefficiency Assassin™, Time Management Fixer Helene Segura empowers professionals on the go with the tools to slay lost time. Personal inefficiency at work leads to increased stress levels, lower morale, higher absenteeism, more turnover – and rising spending on employee health care and hiring. Why not improve productivity, decrease stress levels, and increase profits instead? The author of four books – two of which were Amazon best-sellers – Helene Segura has been the featured organization expert in more than 200 media interviews. She has coached hundreds of clients to productivity success and performance improvement by applying neuroscience and behavioral modification techniques to wipe out destructive, time-wasting habits. Helene turns time management on its head by sharing both client case studies and pop culture examples to teach her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

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