Eric and I received a great question by email the other day that addresses a really important issue related to time management and productivity. Here’s what it said:
Since starting to use your organization program and since reading the book Essentialism, I feel like I have gotten much better at managing my time. I don’t run around putting out fires all day; I have a clear picture of my priority projects and where my time should be spent; and I get more accomplished with less stress. (Yay!!)
What I’m noticing, though, is that the more I learn about using my time well and protecting my time, the more upset I feel when my time is wasted. It’s almost like I am now over-valuing my time and thinking that every minute is so precious that it annoys me when someone keeps me waiting, or I’m sitting in a meeting that isn’t particularly effective, or I end up spending thirty minutes reading blogs instead of focusing on a more meaningful project. It affects my relationships too: if a friend stops by my house during nap time (which is my ONLY quiet time to work during the day), I have this nagging thought “You are wasting work time!” instead of being able to really focus on my friend.
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