Time is of the essence
I have a birthday coming up in a few days, and maybe I’m just hitting a quarter-life crisis, but I’ve been thinking a lot about time and how to better use the hours of the day. I’m sure most people are familiar with the feeling that there just isn’t enough time to do everything you want or need. And as this interesting article points out, sometimes we’re suckers for things that promise to save us time.
While the post is a little brash and some of the points may not mesh well with the public relations profession, it does make us think about getting back to basics about what really matters in our careers and personal lives. I love the quote, “Email is not your job. It’s a tool to do your job. Focus on what matters to you first,” and the author’s point on how we really don’t need our smartphones 24/7.
So what are your thoughts? Do you agree that time-saving tactics are often counter productive, or are some of these habits just too embedded in our daily lives to break?