Episode 12: How to Escape from the #1 Time Mindset Trap

Why this “efficient” time mindset trap is costing you time – and peace of mind.

Many high-performers are constantly trying to get through their to-do list, as quickly as possible. They measure their worth by how many things they can “check-off” by the end of the day…. until they are overwhelmed in a flood of tasks.

Today’s episode is all about first identifying and then shifting out of the #1 Time Mindset Trap. So you can stop that negative spiral into overwhelm from a relentless to-do list.

Outline of the episode:

  • [1:57] Why it’s always important to shift perspective
  • [2:30] Some cultural ‘rules’ are so deep they’re accepted without critical thinking
  • [5:15] When we dismantle the cultural rules dictating our choices, we begin to dismantle those rules that don’t serve us and instead make better choices
  • [5:36] The problem with learning that “once I finish my homework, I can go out and play” – and bringing that mindset into the adult workplace
  • [6:05] Why most of us haven’t evolved our time-management mindsets since around 5th grade
  • [6:40] We live in a culture that sees being ‘busy’ as a badge of honor
  • [7:15] The pitfall of time famine, and why it creates a world of stress
  • [10:25] What is your default time-management mindset?

Rate, review, & subscribe to the podcast. If you’ve found today’s episode valuable, please rate and leave a review on your favorite podcast platform. I read every review and am so grateful for your support in spreading awareness about social media usage. Together, we can create a positive culture for how we work!

Rate, review, & subscribe to the podcast. If you’ve found today’s episode valuable, please rate and leave a review on your favorite podcast platform. I read every review and am so grateful for your support in spreading awareness about social media usage. Together, we can create a positive culture for how we work!

2 thoughts on “Episode 12: How to Escape from the #1 Time Mindset Trap”

  1. Thank you, Lieve. I’ve known what you said for years, but still, somehow, I make those lists and feel good when I cross stuff off them. Looking forward to getting a bit more choosy about how I spend my time.

    1. Thank you for this thoughtful comment Marianne! So glad you found this week’s episode helpful. The dopamine is real, lol!

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