Time vs energy management for productivity
It’s not really time management that we need to work on. It’s energy management and purpose.
Many thought leaders have tried to motivate us by pointing out that we aren’t making use of time before and after work hours, or before and after handling household chores or child care.
It always feels like cyber bullying to me 😂 Are you going to shame us into working on side hustles?
We have the time, but we lack the energy. Telling people to stop using their phones and going to sleep early doesn’t help.
People who have the drive and energy to work extra jobs or work on side hustles seem to have a deeply personal and important reason for doing it.
They could be working for a dream or goal.
They could be working to avoid or solve a problem.
Without a deep sense of purpose, it’s hard to make drastic changes to sleep better, wake earlier, work longer, or sleep later. The purpose gives them the energy to work harder.
And I think not everyone can snap their fingers and find their purpose.
I don’t have the solution to this situation, but I think that we should look beyond “time management” and “discipline”.