The Focus Course

How to Make the Most of Your Time

Brett and Kate McKay wrote an excellent article about the “Possibilities in Spare Moments” over on The Art of Manliness.

Small slices of the clock — 5 minutes here, 10 minutes there — seem to most people to be good for nothing except staring out the window or at their phone. But just as saving a few dollars here and there slowly accrues wealth, reclaiming a few minutes each day steadily accumulates a rich storehouse of hours. As Marden declares, “Great men have ever been misers of moments” who “hoarded up [time] even to the smallest fragments!”

Simply being intentional about those 5- and 10-minute breaks or moments of down time is a massive step in the right direction.

Just ask yourself: “When I have a 5-minute wait, do I want to spend that time on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram? Or do I want to spend it differently?”

For some related reading, check out an article I wrote about Building Better Defaults for Your Time.

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