Why time management is ruining our lives | Oliver Burkeman
The people who implemented the 'Inbox Zero; method ended up getting more emails as they were replying to all their emails, with increased activity.
They also paradoxically started checking the inbox more often.
The anxiety levels increased by applying hyper-productivity.
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'Inbox Zero' is a concept introduced by Merlin Mann, a way to handle your email by processing them to zero.
This is achieved by taking appropriate actions like filing, noting or replying, to all your emails, ensuring no unanswered emails remain to make you anxious, so you can live your life without checking email every few minutes.
The never-ending quest for personal productivity has spawned countless apps on the Smartphone App stores, and many bestseller books.
Personal Productivity has branched out in the field of dating, hotel stays, parenting and even eating.
The personal productivity craze got worse due to capitalism, as the essential needs of the population skyrocketed.
Self-help books and gurus cashed in on the productivity craze, as people were promised a sense of control and meaning in their lives.
While manual work can be sped up, good ideas do not emerge under pressure, as creative people find it difficult to do their best work under looming deadlines.
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