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    • buckwheatone1 month ago

      A lot of good advice here. Since so many of us have a large number of demands on our time, I’ve had to put my focus on (1) planning my day and breaking things into smaller tasks, (2) ensuring I eat well and get some physical exercise for 20 mins/day (3) good sleep, and everything else is a “nice to have.” For example, I’ve only started meditating recently and have found I only get to it about 3x per week. Certainly worth striving for more though!

    • jeff
      Top reader this weekScout
      1 month ago

      Great article! Love the overall breakdown and there's nothing I disagree with but I would add a few things:

      Crunch is not productive — it is an emergency effort to compensate for the lack of real productivity that is achieved through good planning and sharp focus.

      That's for sure at least partially true but sometimes you're going to have to crunch and I think it's very valuable to be able to hit a few speed bumps in the ultra-regimented routine, run some environment/body/mind short-term deficits and be able to recover quickly and gracefully.

      Also:

      Split big tasks into small ones, so nothing looks overwhelming and daily progress is visible

      I mean, yeah! If only it were that easy. I feel like sometimes that's 99% of the actual work. Seeing it as a bullet point feels a bit like "Draw the rest of the fucking owl."

    • marius1 month ago

      Great density of useful information to improve productivity. This year I plan to track and use my time more wisely which is why I found this article in the first place.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        1 month ago

        Awesome. Perfect companion to this other one that I just read.

        PS @marius if I remember correctly, you’re a faster, right? I fasted all day yesterday (just water) and I’m feeling great today. When my body starts feeling wrecked, a solid, full-day fast is like a wonderful, hard reset button. Of course it’s good for overall health, but the real reason I do it is to be better at work.

        • marius1 month ago

          Hi @bill, yes I'm fasting last year it was mainly 16/8, and it already had a huge impact on my ability to focus during the morning hours. Right now I'm transitioning towards 20/4 or OMAD to achieve this kind of clarity the entire day (after the breakfast at noon I felt tired). It's amazing how much time you save by not eating and snacking during the day (30 minute breakfast, lunch break, afternoon coffee, snacks in between). Bonus: you really appreciate the food in the evening :-)

    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekScribe
      1 month ago

      A much needed read Here with Great Reminders and Supportive Suggestions.

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      1 month ago

      I read lots of stuff like this, but this article is particularly solid. Lots of practical advice. I love the environment-body-mind framework. Crystal clear and sage.