Category Archives: The Time Diet

Is the Extra Mile a Waste of Time?

We grow up hearing that we don’t get far in life without going the extra mile. That going above and beyond the call of duty is the way to be noticed, get ahead, and stand out, but is it really … Continue reading

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The Question You’re Not Asking About Your To-Do List

When prioritizing our to-do lists for the day, we often ask ourselves questions like, “What is the most important?” “What is the most urgent?” “What is my number one priority?” These are all valid questions, but a question we don’t … Continue reading

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Why 2pm is The Worst Time of Day

If you, like me, suffer from a mid-afternoon productivity slump, then you’ll appreciate this. (It should be noted that the following verse was written between the hours of 2 and 3pm) Ode to 2:00 Oh 2:00 I hate you so The worst … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Make Life Transitions Even Harder

Have you ever driven on a paved mountain road only to turn left and suddenly be on a bumpy gravel path? Do you drive the same way? Or do you quickly adjust your speed and attention to the new driving … Continue reading

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How Night Owls Can Work With Morning People

Time management is difficult enough when we’re just keeping track of ourselves. When you have two or more people collaborating on a project together, planning can seem next to impossible. That’s because each person has an individual working style that … Continue reading

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When the Malaysian Plane is Found, I Can Stop Watching The News

I usually have a fairly healthy relationship with current events. I read enough to stay informed, but not so much as to become entrenched in the 24-hour news cycle. However, every so often an event comes along that strikes a … Continue reading

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Must Focus, Must Focus…Oh Look, Something Shiny!

Do you manage your time like a hyper puppy? You know the feeling. You have a great idea, a sudden surge of inspiration and throw yourself full throttle into a task…until you get distracted by something shiny in a different … Continue reading

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3 Benefits Gained From Backing Away

When we’re committed to finishing an important task by a deadline, working non-stop seems like the responsible option, but it isn’t always the most productive. This week, I took a whole 7 days off from my dissertation. I couldn’t look … Continue reading

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When Getting Sick Isn’t In Your Schedule

This week I decided it would be a good time to get sick. I carefully planned for it in my schedule so that no plans would be disrupted and everything would still be accomplished…. Right. Because that happens. Sick never … Continue reading

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How To Live in The Moment

Let me start by saying I find the title of this blog to be extremely obnoxious. We talk about “living in the moment” as though there is some magical state of being in which we soak every ounce of meaning … Continue reading

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