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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/nov/14/time-management-productivity-julie-morgenstern

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The truth about time management: how I went from chaos to punctual calm in one week
Productivity expert Julie Morgenstern was a 'conquistador of chaos' until parenthood forced her to get organised. What could she teach our time-challenged writer?

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Decluttering is not the same as organising

  • It’s impossible to declutter if you’re not organised: you don’t know if you have 10 versions of the same thing and you don’t know which one is the best of them.

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