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How to plan your day

Much advice about time management is about creating a to-do list, reminding you what you want to do. However, it's more important to use a schedule, which tells you when you're going to do it.

  • 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.

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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.

Time management is about taking control of the time you do have available and using it optimally for productivity while creating balance.

To get over those initial feelings related to procrastination:

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This means that you should do your most important work when you have the most energy and scheduling passive activities when you're more naturally low.

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