Time Management

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  • Balancing how we use our time needs flexibility. If the focus is single-mindedly on a particular time perspective, one cannot lead a happy, well-lived life.
  • Being in the future when one has to be in the present creates misery and conflict.
  • We can live every moment to the maximum by dialling the right time perspective(past, present or future).
  • The wealthiest people in the world who are running out of time know its value, and many of us waste(or kill) time as if it is unlimited.
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Time Management

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Our culture glorifies work. Social media show people working long hours and then turn to their side hustle after hours. It's easy to feel you should find your meaning in life at work and that you should constantly work harder.

But we don't have to chase work. We can put work in its proper place and use our free time for something else. While work can be personally meaningful to you, it can also just be a thing you sometimes do. It's not about balance - it's about keeping things in perspective.

  • For a flexible schedule, use tools like email and use features like "schedule send." Then you can send an email during regular business hours regardless of when you drafted it.
  • For emails you only want to see later in the day, press "snooze" in Gmail, and let them come back to your inbox when you're ready.
  • For those who prefer stricter hours, set your status on messaging platforms outside your hours as Do Not Disturb.
  • Set your working hours in your calendar so that an automatic prompt will let others know if they try to schedule a meeting outside your working hours.

Data suggests that employees are struggling with software overload. Productivity is declining while burnout is rising. Research from 2018 shows that the average operational support worker changed 1,100 times between 35 applications during a working day.

While good productivity apps can help, there is still a question of whether we really want to become more productive, or just seem to be more effective.

Using a variation of the Temporal Motivation Theory, procrastination is divided into four causes, which are interlinked:

  1. Expectancy: Our underestimation of our chances of succeeding, reducing our overall motivation.
  2. Sensitivity to Delay: Lack of recognition that our delaying will affect our chances of completion of the task on time.
  3. Value: We do not appreciate the value of the task being done on time.
  4. Metacognition: We lack the self-awareness about our own thinking patterns and behaviours.

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