Science Says Healthy Scheduling Habits Make People Happier
Have an idea of what you want to do outside of work.
Ask yourself: "What would I like to accomplish today that's meaningful and enjoyable for the people I care about in this block of time and me?"
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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.
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This is a heart-centred way of scheduling your daily activities, where you plan your day according to what brings your joy and peace of mind.
You need to connect with yourself to understand your true needs. The calendar you set for yourself works for you, not against you. Do you feel like resting? Put that on the calendar. Too many meetings? Cancel a few or make space in between for a refreshing break. You don’t have to be hard on yourself.
What we have to learn is to find our freedom, and give ourselves permission to do what we want to do. It makes us human again, as we stop working like machines, against nature and our body clocks.
There is no "one size fits all schedule" for maximum productivity.
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It involves planning out your day in advance and dedicating specific hours to accomplish specific tasks.
It’s important to block out both proactive blocks (when you focus on important tasks) and reactive blocks (when you allow time for requests and interruptions).
Instead of writing a big to-do list and trying to get it all done, determine the 1-3 tasks that are absolutely essential and then focus on those tasks during the day.
You don’t do anything else until you’ve completed the three essential tasks.