The to-do list and the calendar are like square pegs and round holes.
With the rare (or deadline-driven) exception, the time spent completing a task doesn’t fit into polite half-hour chunks.
My expectation used to be that I could just drop tasks into my calendar, with the guarantee that those things would get done in the precisely allotted amount of time.
This insight came courtesy of Georgia Tech organizational psychologist Howard Weiss, who I saw present at this year’s Association for Psychological Science conference in Boston.
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