FOLLOW The abundance spiral
Without the time pressure, you view time from an hourglass half-full perspective.
This perceived abundance of time improves wellbeing, which in turn increases productivity. When productivity is high, there is less time pressure, and time feels even more abundant.
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FOLLOW Being purposeful with your day Time management is about taking control of the time you do have available and using it optimally for productivity while creating balance. How to plan your day
Much advice about time management is about creating a to-do list, reminding you
you want to do. However, it's more important to use a schedule, which tells you what you're going to do it. when Create "bookends" for each day. Consider your morning and evening routines, then "block" in time for your most important tasks. For example, a 2-hour writing-block every morning after breakfast. Set aside time for your most important projects. The object is to be purposeful about what and when you're going to do something. Schedule in breaks. A schedule has to be realistic. That means including time for breaks, food, exercise, social time, and other "non-school" tasks that keep you happy. Be aware of how you’re spending your time
To build a better time management system, you need to know what you currently spend your time on. You need to know where you're losing time to the wrong things.
To track your time, spend a few days writing a "time log" to track how you spend your day. FOLLOW How To Be More Productive by Working Less
Now, is that because I was on a deadline and worked like an insane person? Did I shove Adderall up my ass and work in 36-hour spurts or something? No, in fact, those last three months, I worked less each day than I did the first 12, yet I still accomplished far more.
Productivity is a deeply personal thing
We all have different brains and, therefore, different preferences, perspectives, and situations where we feel most effective. In order to find what works, you have to understand your own psychology.
Action has momentum So developing personal rituals to get your own snowball rolling downhill is far more important than what yerba mate supplements to take, or what yoga mat to sit on in the morning. Work as a linear function
We assume that the amount of productive output we create is directly proportional to the number of hours we input. But the truth is that
most thoughtful, brain-intensive work does not unfold like this. The only work that is linear is really basic, repetitive stuff. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN