How Not To Optimize Your Time

Efficiency is overrated.

Great Egret spotted from the trail — Photo by Author

ake up early because you’re a morning person, not because you want to jam in an hour of exercise, meditation, or journaling before your actual day begins. By all means, do these things if you want to. Don’t do them because a self-proclaimed productivity guru says they simply must be done for you to succeed.



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Jacqueline Dooley

Essayist, content writer, bereaved parent. Bylines: Human Parts, GEN, Marker, OneZero, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Pulse, HuffPost, Longreads, Modern Loss