Time Management Skills Are Stupid. Here's What Works.
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
Two key concepts: LIFE AUTOMATION and SAYING NO.
In my interview with Roy Baumeister, author of the New York Times bestseller Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, he made clear that every decision you make depletes your self-control:
Making choices depletes willpower and afterward your self-control is impaired. If you have people exert self-control and deplete their willpower and later on have them make decisions, then their decision-making is of poor quality.
President Barack Obama makes deliberate efforts to limit decision fatigue so he can devote his mental energy to things that matter:
“I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing,” he told Michael Lewis. “Because I have too many other decisions to make.”
So when you perform different types of work is key.
Do you wake up fresh and renewed — only to respond to thirty depleting emails solving someone else’s problems?
Jealously hoard your prime hours for important work. Respond to email when your brain is already taxed.