You’ve heard the example before: if you say, “Don’t think about donuts,” all I can think about is a hot, flaky, frosted donut.
Too often, my approach to time management has been born out of frustration, an intense desire to stop wasting time. Just like the donut, when I try not to waste time, all I can think about is wasting time. It hasn’t worked for me. Unless I have a reason to stop wasting time and start doing something more valuable, I’ll bounce between YouTube, email and cat GIFS all day.
This is a guest post for Adam Smith’s blog. Read the rest of the post here.