Managing ego-depletion to save time (self-control)

How much self-control do you have? When is your self-control strongest and when is it weakest? Having self-control is clearly a good thing, but learning to make the most of it is even better. ‘Ego-depletion’ sees self-control or willpower as a limited resource that is depleted after exertion. Understanding this concept can help you make better use of your self-control and save time. Manage Ego Depletion to Save Time

Why we Crave Time?

What sort of week have you just had? There is a good chance that you have had a busy week. I suspect that you also wonder where the year has gone, and you probably crave more time. Why we Crave Time

Is Perfection a waste of Time?

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If you aim for perfection in everything you do, you will get nothing done. It's a recipe for a wasted life. If you aim for perfection in one thing you are far more likely to achieve excellence in this area. What's more, you'll do more in other areas too. Working out what is important, what really matters, is the key. This is part of a series titled "Do more than you can". Make sure that you've read the article on doing more by doing less.

Save Time keeping up with the News

Are you wasting your leisure time keeping up with the daily news? Much of the news is:
  • Irrelevant or not of interest to you.
  • Speculation or opinions rather than fact.
  • Repetitive or rehashed stories.
  • Poorly or inaccurately reported.
  • Useless gossip about celebrities.
This article looks at changing news consumption patterns and how we can save time obtaining the news. save time consuming news

Study Online to Save Time

Online courses (or e-learning) can provide great time savings if used appropriately. When used well such learning methods can enabled you to fit education into a busy week with minimal interference to family life. Study online to Save TimeHow does an on-line course work? Well, it depends on the course. Often universities provide a web portal to run their on-line courses. Typically a secure login is enabled for each student allowing access to - course material; an interactive discussion forum; a facility to upload and submit assignments; and access to the university research facilities and library. Previously I have done post-graduate study (part-time) via two methods – (i) on campus study, and (ii) on-line study. How do they compare?

Do More than you Can

Can you do more than you can? This may seem like a contradiction but you can certainly do more than you think - maybe even more you think is humanly possible. A couple of years back I began training for an event where I would cycle 1000km in a week - from Adelaide to Melbourne along the Great Ocean road. I remember thinking that this was a challenge so difficult that surely it stood at the borders of human endurance. After completing the event I realised how ridiculous my thinking was.

Do more by doing less

You can do more by doing less. Save time by cutting out less important things and you'll have more time for what's important. Here's what I did along with some of my struggles.