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Your calendar and inbox can either be your best friends or your worst enemies—it all depends on how you use them:
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Instead of relying on a tool with all the bells and whistles, find out where you’re struggling and what’s essential for you.
For example, if scheduling is taking you away from product development, then you could use a scheduling tool that uses machine learning to automate most of your scheduling needs. If you’re wasting too much time on email, then consider using a tool to help tame your inbox.
Time management is only useful when you’re aware of your limitations and don't let the system dictate your entire life.
In other words, when you don’t tread lightly (especially at first), time management can add more stress to your life.
Working parents tend to focus all their energy on work or family and put their own needs on hold. With the current crisis, parents have even less time for their own needs while they juggle work and...
Take two minutes right now and list what would most benefit you. It could be taking 15 minutes to decompress after work. Or to have a few hours a week to read a book. Or even guitar lessons.
Highlight what sticks out to you the most on your list. Then decide what top few choices are suitable for your available time and finances.
To have a successful and productive conversation with your partner about your needs and desires:
Intentionally decide on the task at hand; intentionally perfect the conditions for working on that task; intentionally...
If we act on autopilot, unaware of the time and our surroundings, we are likely to gravitate to tasks that are easy or urgent.
Identify decision moments, and pause and reflect on your true priorities.
For peak productivity, we must tackle our work when we have the mental energy for it.
Identify your two best mental hours, and intentionally schedule your important work during that time.