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Some observations on optimization...

Hello Reader, Optimizing your life doesn't have to be cold and calculated. In fact, it can be a deeply conscientious and considered journey towards long-term productiveness. One way to optimize with care is by scheduling regular breaks throughout your workday. Instead of pushing yourself to the...
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about 4 hours ago • 1 min read

It's a trap!

Hello Reader, We're all prone to fall into the trap of believing that time is our enemy. We race against the clock, trying to cram as much "productivity" as possible into each minute. Then we try to manage time, which is more of a stopgap than a saving grace. This article offers another...
2 days ago • 1 min read

Unlock Your Full Potential with TimeCrafting Mastery

Hello Reader, As someone who has spent over a decade studying time and productivity, I know how frustrating it can be to feel overwhelmed by your to-do list and struggle to find a balance between work and personal life. Time is an incredibly valuable resource and unless we have a positive...
7 days ago • 1 min read
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Start tomorrow today

Hello Reader, Starting tomorrow today is a big part of being productive. My nightly Nutribullet routine is a perfect example. By prepping ingredients and getting a cup ready to go, I save time and start the day right with a healthy breakfast. Preparing ahead removes friction, invites flow, and...
8 days ago • 1 min read

Don’t panic…

Hello Reader, Don't Panic." These are the two words made famous within the pages of Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." It's a simple phrase, but it isn’t always easy to listen to. But while following through on those words above may be challenging, here's something you can do...
13 days ago • 1 min read

The Most Important Thing That Time Teaches Us

Hello Reader, I’m not going to bury the lede here. I’ll cut to the chase. Over the 15 years I’ve invested in studying time, I've come to realize that the most important thing that it teaches us is the value of prioritization. When we're young, we tend to think that we can do everything and...
15 days ago • 1 min read

The Difference Between Time Theming and Time Blocking

Hello Reader, You’ve probably heard of both of these tactics: Time theming and time blocking. They may sound the same, but there are differences. And they aren’t minor differences, either. With time theming, you assign themes or categories to blocks of time. This can be done with hours...
19 days ago • 1 min read

The Perfect Daily Schedule

Hello Reader, As we navigate through our lives, we often strive to find the perfect daily schedule. We hope that having a consistent routine will help us achieve our goals, improve our productiveness, and bring us closer to our ideal selves. However, the truth is that there is no...
21 days ago • 2 min read
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6 Things to Think About: February 2023

Hi Reader, Every month I spend time reading and exploring the Internet and always find something I want to dig into a little deeper. And even though February is the shortest month of all, it was no exception. From decision-making to artisanal coffee to rejigging my own schedule - what I...
24 days ago • 2 min read

Daily Themes: Why They Work

Hello Reader, I've written at length about the power of theming your time before. And Daily Themes are just one element of this tactic – and they work. Really well. Daily Themes are a simple yet powerful tool to increase productivity, creativity, and focus. By assigning a different theme to each...
28 days ago • 1 min read