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Your relationship with time changes

The irony is the more we focus on the limited time we do have, the more restricted our time feels.

Time had little impact on us as children. We used to spend our days with mostly unstructured games and learning. As we became teenagers, time started to gain importance. As adults, time becomes an essential and scarce resource that we have to attempt to control.

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To feel motivated, you first need to act, then motivation will follow.

Time anxiety is the feeling that you have not done enough to meet your goals or that you're not using the time you do have effectively.

We often think 8 hours of work time means we can schedule all 8 hours. However, most people have at best 2.5 hours of real productive time a day.
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Ask yourself what a good day looks like at work and home.

  • Maximizers try to make a choice that will give the maximum benefit later on.
  • Satisficers make choices according to their set of current criteria. Nothing more.

Overcoming time anxiety boils down to awareness, understanding, and action.

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