Time Management

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When you're working from home, don't work more. Use that flexibility to bring more balance in your life, not less.

There's no commute when we work remotely, which can easily add extra hours to our day. It can be tempting to pour these hours into work. Working longer often means burnout, which means doing less. It is best to make a routine to prevent work from consuming our day.

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Time Management

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So that we may be able to make a significant change we must reassess the way we communicate with each other at work.

Many schedule wasteful meetings that are evidently not helpful most of the time. In order to reduce overworking, we need to communicate policies and expectations to workers clearly but this doesn't mean we should micromanage them.

When we end presenteeism in our work culture, we are establishing a healthier habit of knowing when to log off.

When we prepare for tomorrow, it gives us a big boost in productivity levels; 1. Because we'll be able to plan out our day without worrying about what gets left behind; and 2. Prioritizing tasks is not as hard as it seems.

Anxiety for what's to come tomorrow happens every so often that we tend to lose sleep over it. When we prepare we will have lower anxiety levels, therefore, getting a better quality of sleep instead of being sleep deprived.

  • Managers can work in time blocks of 30 or 60 minutes, scheduling meetings or sending emails.
  • Makers need almost half a day to get down and create something, requiring an uninterrupted focus mode that is nearly impossible.

What complicates matters is that many managers who are managing the makers think of time as short blocks and try to break the focused time of the makers, requesting them to juggle work or multitask, which kills any productivity or quality with the unending context switching.

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  1. quickly start a new idea or note.
  2. quickly link two or more notes.
  3. able to retrieve a note easily.
  4. is synced and is usable in multiple devices.

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