We've reached the considerable milestone of episode 10 of Lost and Founder — thank you, dear listener!
In this episode, I talk through what I have learned about time management — from how I’ve been using my calendar instead of a to-do list, to the importance of making time for reflection each week.
I hope you enjoy the show — even if I say so myself, I felt like this was a good one.
“The secret to doing good research is to always be a little underemployed; you waste years by not being able to waste hours.” — Amos Tversky
Actions and take aways
- Take time each week to reflect, and map your time. Book in 15 minutes this week.
- Try using a calendar instead of your to-do list to plan your tasks.
- Keep meetings to fixed days in the week — like Mondays and Tuesdays, to free up your other days for deeper work.
- Wrap up meetings with 5-minute breaks in between to refresh and re-energise.
- Close your email and only open it at fixed times in the day.
- Enable "Do Not Disturb" on your devices.
- Don’t be afraid to pause, and make time for you. You can’t spend every waking hour being productive — you will eventually crash.
- We each have different limits — so try to find what works best for you.
Links and further reading
- Nir Eyal
- Superhuman (the email client I use)
- Mailman (a tool to batch up your emails before they hit your inbox)
- Tips for running better remote meetings
- Lifeline Pomodoro Timer for Mac
- Good piece on how one CEO spends their time
- New "Focus Mode" coming to iOS soon
- Should you use a to-do list?
Thanks, and see you next time!
Music: Jakarta by Bonsaye. Podcast hosting: Transistor.