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Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker's weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and a guide to using its waters to reflect on and improve your life.
We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren't spending too much time on Twitter or mismanaging my daily tasks. Those are bad habits, but there are bigger, more systematic time wasters that have really gotten in the way. Fixing these will free up a massive amount of time and energy.
If you carry around an iPhone as your smartphone of choice then the Apple Watch is hands-down the best option for a smartwatch, for the seamless integration if nothing else. But what about the rest of us? You've got more options than you might realise for a companion wearable, and we're going to get into the pros and cons of each.
Calculating the value of your time can be useful for making money decisions, like how long it will take you to pay for that new gadget you want -- but there's a downside to it, too. Turns out, the old "time is money" adage can stress you out.
The most productive people seem to have it all figured it out. They have a to-do list and just rock at it, right? Well, it's a bit more than that. They make sure that what they do isn't just "busy work", but focused, daily work that steers them toward truly important stuff they want to get done. Here's how you can too.
Working from home blurs a lot of lines between your productivity and relaxation. To help keep yourself on track, create a time clock for yourself so you can punch out at the end of the day.
We all have that one friend who arrives half an hour late to a group dinner or a colleague who can never manage to turn up to meetings on time. Maybe you are the one who is chronically late to everything. Here are a few ways you can battle chronic lateness. Use them for yourself or forward them onto your tardy friends.
Chrome: There are many time-tracking applications out there, but TimeYourWeb might be one of the simplest we've ever seen. It's a free Chrome extension with no login required, and it comes with some of the handiest charts around.