Audra Spicer shared a great tip with us: Use a calendar app to timebox every day, then adhere to it to increase productivity and spend time more wisely.

Wondering what timeboxing is? Here’s a short except from the Nir and Far article, she passed along:

“In order to finally destroy distraction and live the life you want, you need to start living your life with intent.

If you don’t plan your day in advance—according to your values and your schedule—someone else will plan it for you.

Whether it’s the social media sites, the news, your boss, your kids, or something else, you’ll always get distracted unless you decide in advance how you want to spend your time.

Timeboxing will change your life. It works because it uses a well-researched technique psychologists call, “setting an implementation intention,” which is just a fancy way of saying, “planning out what you are going to do and when you will do it.”

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