Schedule Time To Think

I schedule time to think. This blog is part of my schedule. I don't tell a lot of people. In the office-warriors culture, it makes you seem lazy or unproductive. But like a chef that needs to craft new recipes or a musician that needs to write new songs, you probably need to think about new ideas. And when do you do that?

It sounds counter-intuitive but if you want to increase discretionary time and reduce stress you need to schedule time to think. The tiny fragments of time many of us find ourselves with have a negative effect on our ability to think deeply about a problem. Furthermore they impede our ability to learn — we stay at a surface level and never move into a deep understanding.