This article encapsulates what is becoming a common refrain: no more todo lists, instead just plan every moment of your life on your calendar. It’s bullshit if you ask me.

Time boxing — setting aside chunks of your day for a specific category of work — is one thing, and while it doesn’t work for me, the purpose is noble. But planning each task on your calendar only works for the few people who have complete control over their schedules — otherwise life (kids, bosses, spouses, coworkers, pooping, etc.) gets in your way.

I think this trend is stupid, and your time is far better spent learning how to stop procrastinating than it is planning out every waking minute of your day.


Posted by Ben Brooks