How To Be Efficient: Dan Ariely's 6 New Secrets To Managing Your Time - Deepstash
Not having a plan

We are spending more of our time in environments that have their own agendas. Most of the entities in our lives really want us to make mistakes in their favor.

Not having a plan, goals or ...

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How To Be Efficient: Dan Ariely's 6 New Secrets To Managing Your Time

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Control your environment

... or it will control you. We can’t control our environment everywhere we go, but we have more control than we usually choose to exercise.

If you banish distractions and control your ...

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Write everything down

We all know how fallible our brains can be yet we routinely trust ourselves to remember and follow through on things.

If it’s important, write it down. Reminders, post-its, and calenda...

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Peak productivity

You have a window of 2-2.5 hours of peak productivity per day, usually starting a couple of hours after waking.

Those are the hours when you should be working on your most cognitively ...

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  • Meetings: Schedule your work time on your calendar.
  • Email: Most people simply spend too much time in their inboxes to accomplish anything of substance.
  • Multita...

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Email breaks

You don't need an email break. It won't refresh you.

Getting your head into and out of your work takes time. Switching tasks has cognitive costs that reduce efficiency.

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