Time Management

Abstract

Topics

Deep work Focus Time blocking Deadlines Do less, do better, know why Clubhouse Burnout Boredom Quit social media for 30 days Social media How email destroyed our productivity at work How we fix email Over-optimization When to use email and when not to Podcasting Alan Turing proving the impossible Fragility of math in the face of randomness Neural networks What will the P=NP proof look like? Is math discovered or invented? Book publishing Love Death

What is time management?

It might be confused with how we plan a day, which is part of it, but more importantly, it is about completing things we want to do. The output is what matters. Time management should be more about how we manage how time, energy, intentions and expectations to effect an output.

What is poor time management

  • Abstraction of goals - poorly defined - you will have no idea when you get there

  • No schedule

  • Parkinson's law

Getting things done=consistency×effort×strategyGetting\ things\ done = consistency\times effort \times strategy

Mechanics

  • Performance - law of diminishing return

  • Duration and frequency

  • Inertia and triggers into flow

    • space: environment

    • peers - solitude

    • music - auditory bubble

  • Taking breaks

  • Strategy - doing more with less

    • What can you NOT do>