48-Hour Giveaway: 168 Hours (10 Winners)

We all have exactly the same amount of time: 24 hours in each day, 168 hours in each week. We all get to choose how we’re going to use those hours — whether wisely or frivolously.

Laura Vanderkam’s book, 168 Hours, is based upon the premise that, if we were to step back and look at our week as a whole, we have more time than we realize. And we are probably squandering more time than we think.

168 Hours gives real-life, practical examples for becoming a better manager of your time. It profiles a number of different individuals in different situations and shows how they are using their time well or specific ways they could improve their time usage.

This book is not about stuffing our lives more full with longer to-do lists and more responsibilities, but about focusing on a life well lived. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants to better steward their time or find more fulfillment in how they spend their 168 hours.

Would you like to win a free copy of 168 Hours? Just click on the link below and type in your name and email address. 10 winners will be chosen and posted on Monday. This giveaway ends Saturday, June 4, at 11:59 p.m., CST.

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  1. says

    I loved this book and would love a copy of my own, since I got mine from the library. I recommend the author’s blog as a source of continuing practical, interesting commentary: http://www.my168hours.com

    She has a new book coming out soon, this time dealing with getting and spending money. I’m interested!

  2. Janet says

    When I was very young I figured out this number and how hours mainly equal dollars. I grew up very poor and I wanted better for myself and my children. So I worked 120 hours per week for 6 years. I have had many folks tell me this is not possible , I assure you it is. I worked reception answering phones during the day. 9-5 I worked 7-7 every week night and weekends nights doing in home nursing (which was taking care of older folks, feeding them bathing them and putting them to bed (a lot of what mom’s do for families with kids/ the elderly often wake in the night and need assistance to go to the bathroom)) On Saturday during the day I would clean apartments , On Sunday I did the apartment hallways and trash disposal for the units. I also did my own laundry, grocery shopping and took care of my own personal task. Preping everything for my work week. I was young so I did not have anyone else to worry about but myself.
    After all this work I am extremely happy to report that my daughter is the first girl in 3 generations to manage to not only graduate undergrad school she also, was has graduated from grad school ! She is now happily studying for her Bar.
    I debate sometimes if it was worth it / I gave up my entire youth and I personally am broke and my health is shot. I never get to see my kids they are always too busy. So while I did achieve my goal and I do hope it makes a massive difference in my daughter’s life. I would advice to any
    woman.
    STOP TRYING TO BE SUPER WOMAN ! IT IS NOT WORTH IT!
    LIFE IS WAY TO SHORT TO NOT STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES!

  3. Emily says

    Yes, Yes, Yes…..I want to win this book. This book has totally changed the way I view how I spend my time. And it is all thanks to you Crystal. I would never have even heard of this book, had it not been on your list of books to read. I remember looking it up after you posted about finishing the book, and I imediately got it from the library. However, this book is one that I think I want to own and would go to over and over. I used to be one of those people who would say “I don’t have time for (insert just about anything that doesn’t have to do with full-time work or caring for my family here)”. I was making excuses for just about everything because I’m a busy working mom of young kids. Now I say “that is not a priority to me right now” because of Laura’s book. I’ve also learned through this book that I really need to make certain things that are important to me a priority rather than waste my precious time doing things that really don’t matter and are not the things I am best at. This is a book I think EVERY working mom should read…..it’s that good. I second the person who mentioned above about her blog. I’ve loved following that now that I’ve read the book. Oh, I hope I win!!!

  4. Jen says

    Thanks so much for recommending this book as I found it to really change the way I think about my time. It made me much more hopeful that it was possible to prioritize to get the things done that were important to me. I so appreciate you sharing what you are reading! It is kind of funny that right after you recommend a book there tends to be 20 or more holds on it at my local library. You must have a lot of faithful followers in this area :)