Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
There are only 24 hours a day. No matter how hard we try we cannot make more. Time cannot be found, spent or saved it can only be used. Time may be used wisely to gain many desired satisfactions, or it may be used unwisely with few pleasant results. If we want to use time wisely and save effort, we must be willing to admit there is room for improvement. We must also be willing to change from the old "in the rut" way to a new way of doing our job. Each of us sets our own pattern of housekeeping. Changing times call for changing patterns. We change our clothing styles-why not our working styles. The way you do your work has a direct relationship to the length of your working day and how you feel at the end of that day. Can you improve the way of doing your work so that you can get it done satisfactorily and keep well and strong doing it? We are sure you can. Why not study your tasks to see whether you could do them in a shorter, better, and easier way. Those who make a practice of planning are likely to accomplish more. This is not guess work. Many studies have shown that homemakers with the ability to manage well do accomplish greater goals.
McGibney, Isabel, "Use Your Time Efficiently" (1951). SDSU Extension Circulars. 550.