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Handle the Holidays Like a Time Management Guru

It takes some planning to make days off feel actually relaxing

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Holiday weeks sound great, in theory — a few days off work! More time to relax! The problem, as many of us relearn each year, is that if you’re already feeling pressed for time, taking Thursday and Friday off is not a stress-free activity. Rather than preparing to unwind, you’re…




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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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