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How To Manage Your Time
It's the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You're so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you're really getting anything done. And often, you're not. But one expert has an answer to how to make sure you're getting ahead in your career while being less stressed and enjoying your work more.

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The 2 kinds of work :

  • Deep work”: using your skills to create something of value. It takes thought, energy, time and concentration.
  • Shallow work”: all the little administrative and logist...

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Cal Newport

"The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time it is becoming increasingly valuable in our economy. As a consequence, the few who cultiva...

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Cal Newport on time management

  • Don’t schedule distractions. Schedule deep work.
  • Keep a scoreboard for deep work: The point is to shame yourself if you’re not up to snuff.
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    Time blocking

    Time blocking

    It's the practice of planning out every moment of your day in advance and dedicating specific time “blocks” for certain tasks and responsibilities.

    When you fill your c...

    Time blocking and focus

    By scheduling every minute of your day you not only guard against distraction but also multiply your focus.

    Also, focusing on one task at a time can make you up to 80% more productive than splitting your attention across multiple tasks.

    Cons of the time blocking practice

    • It takes a lot of time and effort.
    • Few of us (if any) have the same schedule every day.
    • We’re bad at estimating how long tasks will take to do.
    • Constant interruptions and “urgent” tasks can destroy your system.
    • Flexibility is key in most workplaces.
    • You can lose sight of the bigger picture if you focus just on each day.

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    Cal Newport on better managing time

    • To-Do lists are useless. Schedule everything.
    • Assume you’re going home at 5:30, then plan your day backwards.
    • ...

    What Deep Work Is

    A process of performing “professional activities…in a state of distraction-free concentration that pushes your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve ...

    Shallow work

    The non-cognitively demanding, logistical-style tasks, often performed while distracted, tend not to create much new value in the world and are easy to replicate.

    Recognizing our limited willpower

    ...is the first element of deep work.

    That means you won’t have the mental discipline to stay concentrated on a single task unless you prepare your mind and environment to it.

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