The concept of time management has been forced upon us ever since we entered the working world, if not before. But time management is complicated — focusing on your energy, can help you save time!
The Flaws of Time Management
How much time do you spend planning out your day, looking at the calendar and scheduling things? Might your time be better spent doing the task you are scheduling? The planning stage of time management can lull us into a false sense of accomplishment, thinking that we are organized now.
Another flaw of time management is that it can create a rigid structure. We tend to feel anxious when tasks are not completed in time — that kind of pressure is counterproductive.
Focusing on Your Energy
When you start scheduling around your energy and willpower levels, rather than time, your productivity will go up. Here are several examples of these works:
- If you are a morning person, schedule your most important and creative tasks for the earlier hours of the day, when you have the most energy.
- Schedule more low-level tasks for the afternoon, when your energy is low.
- During evening hours, schedule “learning” tasks during times when your brain is curious and have pressure-free time to think.
Adapt your structure to your energy levels and lifestyle, and you’ll have a recipe for success.
The Bottom Line
Scheduling your tasks around your energy level tends to be far more effective than scheduling your life by a to-do list. Make it a daily habit, and there’s no telling what you can achieve.
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