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6 Tips to Stop Overscheduling

Understand your limits

  • Time yourself doing the same task on 3 different occasions and then determine and average. That number will give you a good guideline to follow when making similar future time commitments. 
  • Double the amount of time you think something “should” take.
  • Avoid scheduling more than one ultra-demanding task for the same day.

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