Time Management

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The Key To Productivity Is Rest

Getting caught daily in the endless cycles of productive work, we move towards extending and optimizing our productivity, not once thinking of stopping and taking a break.

The most overlooked key to productivity is to pause and rest, something that feels counterintuitive.

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Time Management

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In our current society which has never ending workloads, having control over your own time is better than having someone else control it.

Resting is never a bad thing to do. Most especially if being able to rest gives us peace of mind, a sense of clarity, and stability.

As Max Frenzel once said about rest: it is an“investment into productivity, and into creativity.”

Doing various things at once is usually a way to quieten anxiety. When you're drowning in to-dos, it's calming to feel that you're getting to lots of them at the same time. It's also reassuring to think that you're handling all the issues, not just one.

But the feeling is misleading. Research shows that you waste time and energy "task-switching". Worse, each activity becomes a way of avoiding the next. It means that you make less progress in many areas, and you make less progress overall.

Cal Newport on better managing time
  • To-Do lists are useless. Schedule everything.
  • Assume you’re going home at 5:30, then plan your day backwards.
  • Make a plan for the entire week
  • Do very few things, but be awesome at them.
  • Less shallow work, focus on the deep stuff.
15-minute Mind Exercises

If you find your mind frequently jumping around, an app can be life-changing to help you focus.

It can train you to notice when your mind is wandering, and help you to get back on track.

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