The philosophy of time management

My approach to time management has always been a holistic, philosophical one.

For example, one argument I always make Is that if you want to manage your time effectively, you need to know what you are trying to achieve with your time – what you value most in each area of your life.

If you only focus on getting more done, you won’t be doing more of what you really need to be doing. So, you will just end up getting bad results quicker than before.

Today, I want to present you with an excellent talk by Brad Aeon, where he discusses the importance of adopting a philosophical approach to time management.

The philosophy of time management

Source: TEDx Talks

Key Takeaways

The following are some of my key takeways from  this talk:

  • Adopting a philosophical approach to time management will yield better results for you.
  • 'I have no time' is the biggest and worst excuse that we use.
  • There is always time, you just need to decide what gets your priority.
  • We are more time rich than our predecessors.
  • When you adopt a philosphical approach to time management and, use your time wisely; it is not only you who benefits. 

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