Next Best Thing

Jon asks, “What do we have time for? For what do we have time?”

Oliver Burkeman leads us through time and the use of time in his latest book, Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals.

Perhaps you went into the rabbit warren of time management and productivity gains like I did. Some ideas were admirable. Choose your goals, and that sort of thing.

Burkeman warns “productivity is a trap.”

David Allen of Getting Things Done fame has us make a list and do the next task.

As Burkeman summarizes his research, he lifts a thought from psychologist Carl Jung, “Do the next best thing.”

What is the best thing you could be doing in the next half-hour?

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