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When did the productive use of time begin to be a measurement of human worth?
Good time management begins with accepting your mortality. It's not the only step in the process, of course, but according to author Oliver Burkeman, it's an essential element that many a productivity-minded or optimization-inclined individual often forgets.
“I’m really trying to work against an instrumental view of time,” says Jenny Odell, who is 37, “where it’s either something that is going to help you or hurt you.”