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❌ Today’s tip: Cancel 20% of your plans.
Whatever you think you can get done in an hour, a day, or a week, it’s probably an overly optimistic assessment. “Lots of us fall prey to the ‘planning fallacy,’ a cognitive bias in which we fail to accurately predict how much time we need to complete a task,” Lydia Smith explains. “In one study, students working on a project estimated they would finish it 30 days earlier than they actually did.”
Counteract that cognitive bias by signing up for less than what you think you can realistically handle — or moving a few things off your plate. That goes for your social plans, work projects, and anything on your personal to-do list. For anything you do stick with, you can slow down and give it your full attention.
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