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What is Time Confetti?

What is Time Confetti?

The term time confetti was coined by Brigid Schulte, but Ashley Whillans describes it as “little bits of seconds and minutes lost to unproductive multitasking.”

Every few seconds or minutes don’t seem too bad, but collectively, that confetti adds up to something more pernicious than you might expect. A straightforward example is the whole duration of a work break, which, these days aren’t very wisely utilized by people. 

Someone who doesn’t fall into the trap of turning that 1-hour time off into time confetti would wisely remove himself from his workspace and get a breather fresh air.


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5. Appreciate the power of saying no.

5. Appreciate the power of saying no.

This is said too much, too often in every time management course, book, article, and whatnot. But as you progress in whatever pursuit, you’ll eventually appreciate the power of ‘saying no’ And it’s just not saying no to others when they coerce or trick you into a commitment – you...


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4. Find friends who take it easy and who are not obsessed about ‘making it.’

4. Find friends who take it easy and who are not obsessed about ‘making it.’

 When you surround yourself with people who are obsessed about moving up in life or doing so much in their free time that doesn’t constitute leisure, you can’t avoid looking yourself in the mirror and asking, “What should I be doing? Shouldn’t I be doing more with all the free time I have?” This ...


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2. Adopt a hobby that is almost the exact opposite of what you spend the most time on.

2. Adopt a hobby that is almost the exact opposite of what you spend the most time on.

Software engineers turn to playing music, mathematicians to stand-up-comedy, doctors to painting. When you remove yourself from what you do for a living (even if you enjoy it a lot, or even if you do it very well), you should do so while turning towards something almost completely unrelated to it...


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What are Time Traps?

What are Time Traps?

As briefly described in the previous paragraph, time traps may be subtle but are dangerous and detrimental to your well-being. While the connotation for the term time trap sounds negative, Persico adds that “many of us like to find some type of activity to spend our time on and for us, it is not ...


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Time Traps, Time Famine, Time Confetti, and 5 Ways to Cope

Time Traps, Time Famine, Time Confetti, and 5 Ways to Cope

Feeling overwhelmed at work or at any point in your busy life is not something to be ashamed of. Not having enough time to get things done is a common complaint that many people can relate to. In this article, I’ll provide a few coping mechanisms to deal with the stress that lacking time inflicts...


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3. Try learning a very challenging skill.

3. Try learning a very challenging skill.

Usually, the most difficult things to learn take a lot of patience. Take for example the sport tennis. Learning how to serve, do a forehand stroke, a backhand, footwork, learning how to toss the ball – each of these individual tennis skills takes a lot of practice for you to even be considered a ...


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1. Stop worrying too much about productivity.

1. Stop worrying too much about productivity.

Whenever you feel overwhelmed due to lack of time, remember this – each person has 24 hours in a day, no more, no less. Appreciate every second, minute, and hour. Productivity is great, and it might help you advance your career but it can also come at the expense of living a good life or failing ...


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What is Time Famine?

What is Time Famine?

Bryan Robinson, Ph.D., seems to be the online expert on the phenomenon of time famine, or what he describes as “starving for more time to do everything we need to do.” I’ve been poring over some online references for time famine, but it didn’t take me too long to come across two distinct, magnifi...


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Each of us only has 24 hours in a day. Distractions are here to stay, but these can be managed. Being overly obsessed with productivity will easily lead to anxiety, disappointment, and emptiness. Therefore, if you were to take something out of this article, let it be this – learn how to take care of your mental health.

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