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  1. For a start, Gleb Arkhangelsky, the time-tested book “Time Drive: how to manage to live and work”, is suitable.�

    Cases, techniques, and tips. Well written, easy, and popular.

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  2. I was helped by a course on coursera.org it's called learning how to learn. Not exactly time management, but a scientific approach helps with laziness. After all, laziness is not only time management, but also the fight against procrastination.

  3. There is such an anecdote about the fight against laziness.�

    • First you need to get up from the couch.

    • And then?

    • And we didn't go any further.�

    I am in the process of getting rid of this evil. I want to point out that no book or video had the right effect on me.�

    Laziness is not about time management, it's about “why do I need it all?” and ” oh, shit.” �About the lack of motivation, in formal terms. The need to top up your bank account or wallet is one of the best motivators. Many artists sat down at a desk, easel, or music book, awakening all their internal reserves when their financial reserves were exhausted. Actions for the benefit of society, self-realization, this “I can't help but write and draw” pushes me off the couch so that no sticks and carrots from the outside are required. ��

    Laziness is also about “later someday”. It sounds very tempting these days, when life expectancy is already under 80, and medicine is ready to set, sew and insert almost any organ. In the days of Pushkin and Lomonosov, the concept of global procrastination did not exist – then in a week you could die from tonsillitis or inflammation of the dental canal. The lower classes were driven by nature itself to act in the summer season – the fable “The Dragonfly and the Ant” is just about it.�

    We need a goal, and a reasonable one at that. What do I get when I reach? Money, social status, success, satisfaction, etc.? And this should really be important. Then you can easily make a plan for each day.�

    But sticking to a plan is already time management. The most important thing is concentration. Focusing on something (goals, current work) is a guarantee of high efficiency (efficiency factor) from the resources invested: time, emotions, money. Time management is also about restrictions. If you have an English lesson, and a friend suddenly invited you to the cinema… Who should be pushed here for the sake of a high goal is quite understandable. If, of course, the English lessons are effective. And if they are inefficient, then why are they needed at all? Inefficient activities create a vicious cycle of laziness. “I did, taught, worked – the result is “zero”. We return to the beginning of “Why the hell did I need all this?” The effectiveness of investments can only be assessed independently. On the other hand, without investments and faith in their effectiveness, we are again returning to the symbolic sofa…

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