I picked up 168 Hours: You Have More Time than You Think as a casual read. It turned out to be a great step-by-step guide for time management.
It’s among the best productivity books out there. This book on time management will surely help you understand how to take charge of your time.
Laura Vanderkam has shown how, with assessment and prioritizing, you can do everything you need to do in the time you have. She has included various personal anecdotes, references and examples from other's lives to put her thoughts forward.
This article summarises the tips included in the 168 hours book. So, read them and get the most out of your 168-hour week.
1) A life is a bundle of tasks and activities an individual takes on.
2) Focus on what you do best, on what brings you the most satisfaction.
3) Change your life to spend more time on these things.
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4) Think in terms of 168 hours in a week, instead of 24 hours in a day.
5) Picture an empty weekly calendar with its 168 hourly slots; fill in the major components.
6) Creating the right job is the first step to using the hours you do work in the most effective way possible.
7) Find a work that matches well with your expertise, your creative thinking skills, and your strongest intrinsic motivations.
8) And find a work environment that will allow you to retain that intrinsic motivational focus, while supporting your exploration of new ideas.
9) If you choose your life’s work well, each hour you log can be a source of joy.
10) Any “work” that isn't advancing you toward the professional life you want should not count as work.
11) Make a commitment to yourself to spend a certain number of hours on a task; keep it.
12) You cannot remove randomness from the universe. But you can use your 168 hours to stack the odds in your favour.
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13) Be open to possibilities and plan for opportunities; be ready to ride the wave.
14) Outsource the tasks outside your core competencies. Get rid of the chores that consume a lot of time.
15) Leave nothing you can control... to chance.
16) To get the most out of your week, plan how you spend your free time.
17) There is time for anything that matters; tune up as necessary.
And that marks the end of the book.
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