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List Time Wasters

Bits and Pieces, May 1990, p. 18

Common advice given to people who want to improve their use of time is to focus on what contributes most. The inverse, however, is also a worthy pursuit. What does not contribute but only wastes time? Try listing all the "time wasters" in a typical week and then rank them on the basis of their degree of time misuse. Ask questions: "What would happen if I didn't do this? Would it make a significant difference? Can I delegate this?"