Documenting time spent in time traps creates a pragmatic perspective.
It is easy to protect a time trap by minimizing its impact on your day. By noting how much time you give this activity, it’s easier to understand what you give up in return.
Create a list of activities you know you would enjoy if you had a bit more time. Estimate how much time you’d need to meaningfully participate in each one. Then, when you document time spent in a time trap, you can easily select something preferable to take its place. Motivation is everything!
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