How to gain control of your free time | Laura Vanderkam

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There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives, and she’s discovered that many of us drastically overestimate our commitments each week, while underestimating the time we have to ourselves. She offers a few practical strategies to help find more time for what matters to us, so we can “build the lives we want in the time we’ve got.”

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27 COMMENTS

  1. * Ki n9oul ma 3andekech wa9et = ya3ni le7kaya haki moch awlawiyti

    * Bach ta3ref awlawiyatek t5ayel el 3am ta3ek wfa w 9oul chnowa 3 aham 7ajat 3maleteha bach na7tha b 3am tayara …. hakom awlawiyétik …. hakom awlawiyétek eli lazem ta3melhom kol youm habits

    * small moment have great power ( sa3at ki no9el9ou mena w menradi ba3d le3cha wala ki tebda metaki , hakom 2 -5 minuts yetase3ou bach t7ot fihom small habits …. w m3a wa9et tra nataej rai3a

  2. Thank you for the amazing TED talk! Time managment is a lifelong learning topic. Things do have priority, but we always wasting too much time with our phone and TV. I agree we need to look forward to the future, always think how to improve our life, not only think what we did not do in the past.

  3. Time is your choice, your priority. She never said "save time" but prioritize and pre-plan your weekly and yearly goals. Makes sense.

  4. These days, I feel like I have a lot of time, so I'm doing a lot of things that I wanted to do. However, there are many cases where people don't even try because they don't have time, but I think it's right to say that this is not a priority, as it came out of this lecture. When something happens, there are things that you're interested in or that you have to do first, but there are things that you don't have plans. I was surprised when you gave me a weekly conversion of hours in this lecture. It felt like an excuse to say that I couldn't spend five hours in so many hours. I have a habit of making plans for the next day the day before. Planning time by time is less about what you need to do. As a result, I'm busy doing urgent things right now, but as I listened to this lecture, I thought that if I made a plan for a week, I would be able to see the spare time and do what I wanted to do. I've been doing it one by one these days, but when I get busy again, I'm going to try these plans. Even in busy times, I want to save time through a week's plan and invest in other things to increase my knowledge and experience one by one.

  5. There is time…we have time for what matters..and when we focus on what matters,we can have the time we want and the life we want💛

  6. Great talk! I liked the example of the water heater, the only point I cant help but think is that you likely wouldnt come home to a broken water heater every week – hopefully. And so priorities can shift for a temporary period of time, but it is worthwhile to consider if the shift can sustainable.

  7. Am I the only one who is hearing a lot of privilege between those lines? This sounds simple and helpful but it's not doable for everyone. Time is not a free choice for everyone.

  8. Wow! It`s definitely awesome which I have obviously been spent on worthwhile watch video. I have to set my heart on your speech of ability and follow in your footstep in terms of your English skill of pronunciation, vocabularies and idiom because I have been studying it for 3 years so far. Thank you very much for sharing it.

  9. the corona virus just laid off 22 million people… and send millions of other people home with a stay at home order…. that will allow us to get in control of our time!! cheers

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