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Creating a Time Boxed Calendar with Nir Eyal
Ever have those days where you just run out of time? You wrote out a to-do list, stayed fairly productive, yet somehow the day still got away from you? Same fam, same.
The time-boxed calendar is coming to your rescue. This handy practice is about being intentional with your day and focuses on the person you want to become. Showcased by Woven, Nir Eyal outlines exactly how to do this in his book, Indistractable.
Let’s take a closer look at 3 life domains – you, your relationships, and your work.
If we had to guess, your calendar is filled with meetings, right? Yeah, we’re guilty of it too. But this isn’t an efficient way of managing your time. Don’t allow scrap time to become you-time. Prioritize yourself, first.
How do we put this into action? First, run an internal check of what it means to take care of yourself.
- What’s an accomplished workday? – at least half of your to-do list gets checked off.
- What makes you feel energized? – working on creative projects, morning coffee, time with family.
- Do you fall victim to a midday slump? – take a break with exercise or meditation.
See what we’re getting at? Listen to your body to help you map out a successful day and actually make time for it in your calendar.
Your calendar shouldn’t solely reflect work tasks. Instead, make time for the people closest to you. Enjoy dinner with your family or go out for game night with friends. Stay close to your loved ones by setting time aside for them regularly.
We’re not suggesting to totally push work aside. This whole idea is about making you more productive during work. Ask yourself – what do you need to do to be creative, lead your team, and even, simply answer emails? Plan it out in your calendar.
Smash the button! In 3-minutes, you’ll see what it takes to make a time-boxed calendar.
We’ve all done it. You’re working on some big project then oops, Instagram opened up. Next thing ya know, an hour went by and you’re still looking at cool old houses.
In comes RescueTime. This tool does exactly what you think. Once installed, it shows where and how you spend your time, plus what hours/days are your least and most productive. Pretty cool, right?
If this tool can’t help you become your most productive self, we don’t know what will.
Your Cousin From Boston, At Your Wedding
Weddings are special events to be remembered fondly for many years to come. Those who have planned weddings before know how hard it can be to ensure everything is just perfect.
Sam Adams shows us that memorable and perfect don’t always exist in the same sphere. Maybe you’re rightfully concerned about inviting that obnoxious family member, but family is family after all. Just have to hope for the best!
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