In case you missed it, Janet Choi from @idonethis has a compelling piece on 99U titled “Escaping the Time-Scarcity Trap.”
“When you are busy, you feel flustered. When you’re flustered you start focusing on reactive work — which makes you feel busier. And when you are busy, you feel flustered… The good news is that it’s possible to escape the trap of time-scarcity thinking by reframing how you perceive your lack of time.”
The full piece can be found here:
A great article by CamMi Pham that really resonates.
“There’s a notable distinction between being busy and being productive. Being busy doesn’t necessarily mean you’re being productive. Being productive is less about time management and more on managing your energy. It is the business of life. We need to learn how to spend the least amount of energy to get the most benefits.”
Read the full article here. It’s worth it.
Some food for thought:
“The Principle of Priority states (a) you must know the difference between what is urgent and what is important, and (b) you must do what’s important first.”
― Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Tagging actions in Nirvana with contexts, and the time / energy required, helps you quickly whittle down your available actions based on where you are, how much time, and how much energy you have throughout the day.
Having a short list of actions to chose from helps ensure that you make progress on the important things that matter “right now.”