109 Productivity
109.27 Productivity - Unscheduled time sucks up all the time

Unscheduled time sucks up all the time

If you don't schedule your time, you will spend it wandering aimlessly around, probably not accomplishing anything that you wanted to.

When I allocate a specific amount of time for a task, or when I have a deadline that must be met, the task has a tendency to get done. When I just start working on something it will possibly get done, but more likely I will procrastinate, get side tracked, expand the scope, etc. In other words, to get things done, schedule time to work on it and set a deadline.

According to the famous law of Parkinson, every kind of work tends to fill the time we set aside for it, like air fills every corner of a room (Parkinson 1957). How to Take Smart Notes, page 143 125.002 Books - How to take smart notes

  • schedule
  • deep-work
  • organization