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A 3-Step Plan to Manage Your Energy All Day

Don’t let your brain hijack you

Illustration: Sebastian Schwamm

Laura Vanderkam, the time management expert who wrote Off the Clock and Juliet’s School of Possibilities, is here to answer your scheduling questions. Check back every week for more advice, and send your own productivity problems to (Your name will not be used.)

Dear Laura: I start the day

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Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management books including Off the Clock and 168 Hours. She blogs at

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