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Schedule free time between tasks and meetings so that you can take a break.
It also avoids hard stops because of time restrictions. Providing yourself with a little wiggle room also prevents you from running late to meetings, like if you got stuck in traffic.
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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?"
People who schedule fewer tasks get more done. It forces you to prioritize what’s most important.
Also, scheduling back-to-back items in your calendar doesn’t account for the unexpected. Emergencies will always pop up and if your calendar is packed too tightly, you won’t have the flexibilit...
Mindfulness is all about focusing on what’s going on at this very second.
But, this could be anything that encourages you to think in the now, such as reading, exercising, doing a simple task like organizing your workspace, or calling a friend.
Instead of accepting every invite or request for help, be more selective so that you’re not spreading yourself too thin.
The easiest way to do this is by only saying “yes” to the things that excite you or that serve a purpose.
it leads us to starve for more time to do everything we need to do. As a consequence, we begin to:
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Complaining that you don’t have enough time is not getting to the root problem. It may be that you’re lousy at time management. Admit to yourself that there is enough time -- you just don’t know how to get the most out of it. Now, you can start improving your time management.
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We get so caught up in researching and thinking about a project that the anxiety to create something great can build up.
Start immediately. You can even make small amounts of progress every day. Eventually you’ll get there.
Time blocking your schedule
• Know your high-level priorities and goals.
• Start creating blocks for your time outside of work (morning routines, time with family/friends etc.)
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