Oliver Burkeman on time and how to use it

Time and how to use it

Productivity is personal

“I’m an expert in a very amateur way — I’m vacuuming up all the research and testing it out with a sample size of exactly one. I stumble through in trial and error, so to some extent I can say I have figured some things out.” Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman’s tips on writing when time is limited

1. Do a few things that matter to you

2. Limit the things on your to-do list

3. Do one thing at a time

4. You already have enough to write

5. Hold on to the ideas you have

6. Write little and often

7. Stop when your time is up

8. Writing is hard — but you can handle it

9. Overcome your discomfort by setting tiny goals

10. Procrastination and feeling in control

11. The fantasy of perfection

12. Reject what doesn’t work

13. Do what works

14. The game changer: Finish it!

15. From systems to success

Four Thousand Weeks — Time and How to Use It by Oliver Burkeman



Author of How to Have a Happy Hustle, founder Prolifiko writes about innovation, creativity, philosophy, productivity & writing.

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