In a world full of technological advancements, it feels like our to-do lists never stop growing. According to author and time management specialist, Laura Vanderkam, we are actually less busy than we seem. She says we can get way more done during our week if we just learn to prioritize and be aware of where our time is actually being spent. She recommends planning out the week, and not just the day ahead. She also says to embrace the weekends as less distracting and separate work from home life when possible.
- Vanderkam suggests using the “X – 25” rule to figure out how much your supposedly super-busy friends are really working.
- The important takeaway here, Vanderkam said, is that a “44-hour workweek, or even a 54-hour workweek, can make for a reasonable life.
- If you instead start weeding through your inbox, you could find yourself still there four hours later.
“Vanderkam suggested scheduling a “power hour” first thing every morning, when you work on a top-priority task — and nothing else.”