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We All Are Time Poor

We All Are Time Poor

Most of us are ‘time poor’ and have deep-rooted habits, priorities and belief patterns that are no longer relevant. We always feel rushed and are in misery as we become less productive, less happy ...

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Time Traps: Wasting Precious Time

Time traps happen when we don’t value the hours that are available to us, and waste the free time that we have earned using technology and lifestyle conveniences.

We value ...

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The Autonomy Paradox: Technology Interruptions

Technology has made many changes in our lives that save us a huge amount of time, yet the same technology takes away the extra time, something known as the autonomy paradox.

Our de...

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Time And Money

  • We are taught right from the beginning that money is important, and time, not that much.
  • The exact amount of money after which it no longer increases happiness is about $60k, acco...

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The Value Of Time

Money is tangible and easily calculated. One can see how much money they have and figure out the net worth in minutes. Time, on the other hand, is intangible and i...

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Being Busy Is What We Do

Many, if not most of us, try to find purpose in our work, pursuing an enjoyable, meaningful career. Factors that tilt the scales towards focusing exclusively on work are financial insecurity, p...

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The Importance Of Being Idle

The biggest paradox is that while everyone wants to relax, nobody can really relax. People start to feel bored and stressed out when they go on vacation or while during recreational activities. The...

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Future Time: Planning Fallacy

We show optimism towards future time, when we are in a delusion of ‘planning fallacy’, believing we have more time in the future. Our current mindset is a forecast on how we would be doing in the c...

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Tunnelling

When we are having a narrow cognitive bandwidth, it can help us hyper-focus but is also harmful.

Tunnelling can lead us to focus on the urgent but not so important tasks immediately in front of us, which at the end of the day isn't very productive.

Email as a Slot Machine

Email is the perfect addictive slot machine of our attention.

Our brain craves something new and likes being interrupted with some notification rather than focusing on one task continuously.

Email is pseudo work masquerading as real work and is not productive if handled all the time.

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The Busyness Delusion

The Busyness Delusion

Many people think they work more hours than they actually do, leading to a mistaken belief that they are busier than they really are, something called the busyness delusion.

How To Modify Your Time Perception

You can increase the time perception by:

  1. Tracking your time: Use an app or a diary to track all your activities, keeping a secret but totally honest record of your time and figuring out the time leaks.
  2. Creating a schedule: Place meters on the time leaks found using the tracked time data and create a schedule that is tailored to your lifestyle.

People having a high perception of time have a ‘cockpit’ view of their time schedule and are able to set aside more time for leisure, and to be able to contemplate and reflect.

Use Your Schedule In Your Favour

Similar to a financial plan or a budget, the time schedule is not to restrict one’s day, but to support and enhance productivity during the day while ensuring there is ample time for the other areas of life.

Doing your weekend wrong

Just because you didn’t work last weekend doesn’t mean you had a good weekend.

If you don’t feel rejuvenated and keen to face Monday after two work-free days, you're doing your weekend...

2 types of leisure

  • Casual leisure: short-lived, immediately gratifying, and often passive; it includes activities like drinking, online shopping, and the aforementioned binge-watching.
  • Serious leisure: meaningful, challenging activities that cause you to grow as a person.

The instinct for leisure

We need to be as vigilant about the quality of our free time as we are about the quality of our work.

In a live-to-work society, where your career is also your identity and status, the instinct for leisure atrophies. Paradoxically, then, getting a good weekend means working at leisure.