I flew in a plane recently and was sitting directly above the wing. It never ceases to amaze me that the wings don’t fall off with the weight of all the passengers and their luggage and the force of the wind as the plane hurtles along at 800kmh. When I looked more closely at the wing I noticed the thousands of rivets holding it all together. One rivet can't do the job, but 40,000 can - that’s how many rivets are in each wing of a 737.
It’s the same with people, one person doesn’t have much strength, influence or power but many of us together do. That’s why life is better when you're part of a community - not just online friends, but face to face ones. Not just your peers but people who are both younger and older than you. You can find community in sporting clubs, fitness classes, creative groups, churches and many other places.
Life isn't quite like a fairytale but it's still pretty darn good.
We've all sat down to check Instagram for five minutes, or gone to bed and watched "a couple" of youtube videos only to put the phone down an hour later and wonder where that extra 55 minutes went. It can be very frustrating and stressful when you lose track of your break time and end up being time poor for important tasks like getting ready for school or finishing your homework. Here are some tips to prevent wasting time: