Calorie-Counting on an Information Diet

by Frost on February 16, 2011

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uh December 13, 2011 at 8:07 am

If you are serious about managing your time away from information …. check out this information about how to do it.

Dapper Daisy February 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm

YES, everything you described in that first schedule is so me!! Thanks for this post–I totally needed it!

Susan Walsh February 16, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Thanks for introducing me to Cal Newport – great stuff there. I’m kind of a productivity addict – I start my day with Lifehacker and try just about every productivity software or gimmick they recommend. I’m a GTD type – I use Things. I like the Seinfeld method of monitoring goals – which has been turned into Joe’s Goals by someone online.

I’m terrible at batching, and I’m bad at single tasking too. I’m working on it, though, getting a bit better. Oddly, taking on more projects has helped, as I am forced to become efficient.

I give you credit for keeping your evenings free – if you start getting a ton of comments that may be a real challenge! Whenever I take a couple of days off, mostly people have been having a fine time without me, but there are still a slew of questions and comments directed at me, and digging out of that hole is very time consuming, as it requires studying the thread.

I’ve been thinking of experimenting with a timer/stopwatch online to force myself to hold to the kind of timelines you’ve described in your post.

Great post on a favorite topic of mine!

P.S. Have you read the 4 Hour Body yet? That guy is insaaaaaane.

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