Oliver Burkeman writes about “Why Time Management is Ruining Our Lives.” Instead of solving problems, Time Management may be causing them. Parkinson’s Law states that work expands to fill the available time. Also, merely the fact that you are observing your time per task can cause you to focus on the passing moments left to do the job.
- Focusing on productivity might make you miserable.
- The more efficient one becomes at completing tasks, the faster they will arrive.
- In the gig economy, personal productivity just leads to shouldering another person’s productivity burden.
“Burkeman sketches a quick history of the personal productivity / time management approach, and has thoughtful observations about the new gig economy, the way you end up shouldering the burden of the other’s quest for efficiency, and more.”