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How Timeboxing Works and Why It Will Make You More Productive - HBR
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How Timeboxing Works and Why It Will Make You More Productive - HBR
Five years ago I read Daniel Markovitz's argument for migrating to-do lists into calendars. Since then, my productivity has at least doubled.
That momentous (at least for me) article describes five problems with the to-do list. First, they overwhelm us with too many choices. Second, we are naturally drawn to simpler tasks which are more easily accomplished. Third, we are rarely drawn to important-but-not-urgent tasks, like setting aside time for learning. Fourth, to-do lists on their own lack the essential context of what time you have available. Fifth, they lack a commitment device, to keep us honest.
This was enough for me. I converted from my religiously observed to-do list (daily work plan) to this calendar system, also known as timeboxing (a term borrowed from agile project management).

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