We have the power to fill our lives with the things that deserve to be there.
There are a million time management strategies out there, and most of them are bullshit. It always comes down to making time, not finding time.
Vanderkam leans on that same principle of making time versus finding time, but she also makes it plain that there’s a lot more time available than we think.
That’s where procrastination comes in. We don’t feel motivated by the hard stuff, not even the things we want to prioritize. Suddenly we find ourselves reorganizing bookshelves and cleaning toilets (or watching TED talks*) rather than working.
Which leads me to a reminder:
Stop sweating the details and the results and just get to work.
Or you can take a closer look at the mind of a procrastinator with Tim Urban. If you’re going to procrastinate, you may as well understand what’s happening in your brain, right?
Urban really puts things in perspective when he shows you the life calendar. Ouch.
*Actually, I was listening to these in the background while monitoring network traffic and bandwidth, which is a whole ‘nother kind of time suck.