- The Difference Between Busy and Non-Busy People
- 9 Life Lessons from Seneca on How to Manage Your Time Effectively.
- How to Tackle a Mountain of Tasks
- How to Make the Most of Your 24 Hours
- Meta-work: Why you’re always busy with nothing to show for
By Leo Babauta This month I came back to my work after taking a full month off — I am a stand for taking time off and finding time for rest and replenishment. After a month off, it turns out I have a…
«What if the mountain of tasks and emails becomes this place of adventure, exploration, play, curiosity, learning, joy?»
By Leo Babauta So many of us feel a scarcity of time: we feel rushed, like there’s not enough time to do everything, always behind, never feeling like we’re doing enough. This problem is called “time…
«reflect with gratitude. At the end of each day, take a few moments to reflect back on your day and think about what you’re grateful for.»
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, better known as Seneca (or Seneca the Younger), was a Roman Stoic philosopher and statesman, who became one of the most influential figures of the Roman Imperial Period. Like…
«Busyness is simply a symptom of a negative internal state of emotions. It’s the avoidance of much needed solitude, and an escape from reality.»
Shared by 1856, including Ines Bieler, Tobias Kopka, Katja Evertz, Touche Theories
«Unbusy people have thought long and hard about the legacy they want to leave, the goals they choose to pursue, and the significance they wish to discover.»
There's a sneaky form of distraction. It comes in the form of blog posts, podcasts and Reddit threads. Here's how to avoid it.
«But with meta-work, you’re in the land of $100 Work. Yes, it’s much better to read books about parenting than to watch Logan Paul reels – but it’s still a distraction. It’s not moving you closer to your goals, dreams and desired life. (And to be clear, this isn’t a critique of rest and leisure; it’s an inquiry into our escapist tendencies.)»
You can get a lot done in the tiny gaps of any given day, if you’re strategic. Also: Failure IS an option.
You can make time for things that matter, or you can make time for more email.
«A life spent chasing the mythical state of being able to do everything is less meaningful than a life of focusing on a few things that count.»
The Long Read: All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed
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