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The scarcest resource

Time is our scarcest resource, yet we spend so much of it doing things that are unproductive — usually without meaning to. The average person wastes 31 hours in unproductive meetings according to Atlassian. And a McKinsey study shows we spend an average of 13 hours per week reading, writing, or responding to email. That’s leaves roughly half of your time at work actually spent doing work.

https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/science-productivity#sm.00000cx9fa2hacv7ueg2osn00xxyv

Tips about developing productivity rituals. Productivity rituals means you expend less energy so that you have more time and energy on the things that really matter.

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Twelve hour shifts wrecks your sleep

This pilot study indicates that shift work and long hours have a nega-
tive impact on nurses’ sleep patterns. Although we did not find a sig-
nificant relationship between sleep deficiency and cognitive mistakes,
we did find that nurses working 12-hr rotations had more difficulties
with sleep and sleepiness.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jonm.12513

You know you knew this. But it is good to know that someone is looking at this.

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Social media makes you sad

The results from our experiment strongly suggest that limiting social media usage does have a direct and positive impact on subjective well-being over time, especially with respect to decreasing loneliness
and depression. That is, ours is the first study to establish a clear
causal link between decreasing social media use, and improvements in loneliness and depression. It is ironic, but perhaps not
surprising, that reducing social media, which promised to help
us connect with others, actually helps people feel less lonely and
depressed.

https://guilfordjournals.com/doi/10.1521/jscp.2018.37.10.751

Make time to connect to real people and stop looking at your phone.

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Where rushing does not save time

Here are seven factors that can lead to mistakes at work. Nurses face these factors every day.

When it comes to overloading our cognitive brains, the seven factors are: being outside of your circle of competence, stress, rushing or urgency, fixation on an outcome, information overload, being in a group where social cohesion comes into play, and being in the presence of an “authority.” Acting alone any of these are powerful enough, but together they dramatically increase the odds you are unaware that you’ve been cognitively compromised.

https://fs.blog/2019/01/how-not-to-be-stupid/

Just say it

For example, do any of these situations sound familiar?

When under stress, you may have a tendency to be ruder to your spouse than you’d ever dream of being to a complete stranger.

When building a business, you’re willing to work 60-hour weeks but somehow never “have time” to check in with lifelong friends.

Speaking of business: You may fail to consistently and proactively invest in deepening the professional relationships that might provide the breakthrough opportunities you need.

So why do we do this? Because …

Although many things in life are deadline and urgency driven, relationships almost never are.

As a result, they’re often one of the first parts of our lives that we neglect until we “find the time.”

https://medium.com/the-mission/want-a-happier-more-fulfilling-life-75-year-harvard-study-says-focus-on-this-1-thing-714e22c99ffc

It is the small things that matter. If someone does something good, tell them.

Make time to read

But leisure activities require leisure time, and who’s got that? Let’s face it, the afternoon in the armchair probably isn’t happening, even if somebody else takes care of dinner. Finding time to read generally means making time to read, and that means making it a priority.If you can incorporate the gym into your regular routine, you can incorporate quality time with a book too. 

How to tap your inner reader – New York Times

You need to save time so that you read for enjoyment.