The Psychology of Time Management: How to Make the Most of Every Single Second
No. 4 out of 5 little-known secrets from the field of psychology to supercharge your productivity
This article is part of a series on the psychology of productivity. Start here.
Time is of the essence.
There are only 1,440 minutes in a day. And most people spend between 360 and 500 minutes on the universal ritual of sleeping.
When those daily minutes are gone, they’re gone.
That’s why managing your time wisely is crucial to being productive.
So, what does psychology teach us about time management?
Here are a few key psychology-based time management tips:
- Get into a flow state: The flow state is an optimal state of mind for peak productivity. In this state, you’re completely focused and engaged in the task at hand. Time seems to stand still, and you’re in the zone. To get into a flow state, make sure your task is challenging but not too challenging. You should also be in an environment that’s free from distractions.
- Avoid distractions: Distractions can waste hours of your day. So, it’s important to avoid them by finding a distraction-free place you can do deep work. If you can’t find a place without distractions, try using noise-canceling headphones to block out annoying sounds and people in your environment.
- Set time limits: One way to avoid distractions is to set time limits for yourself. For example, if your boss has you working on a critical project that’s due in two weeks, give yourself one week to work on it. By restricting your time, you’ll feel more motivated to get the work done sooner.
Some of these tips might be easier than others to put into practice. But with time and determination, you can surely master them all.
And as a result, you too will become an unstoppable badass who can 10X your productive output.
While we have the time, let’s look at the next strategy you can apply to your work life, business, or side hustle.
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