I was struggling with chronic insomnia, malnourishment, a pinched nerve in my neck, and a wicked hormonal imbalance. I would later discover that, ironically, time management was to blame.
As a type-A high achiever, I pushed for this efficiency because I wanted career success. However, I also wanted a life. Research clearly demonstrates the importance of breaks and social connections for well-being. To fit these items into my schedule, I frantically worked during the week to avoid working evenings or weekends.
Viewing work tasks as natural events not only emphasizes effectiveness over efficiency, it also increases perceptions of control over time