There Are Better Options Than Netflix or Scrolling the News

Planning ahead is the key

Laura Vanderkam
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An illustration of two people laying on a sofa, one reading a book, one holding a TV remote.
Illustration: Justin Cassano

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 asklaura@medium.com. (Your name will not be used.)

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Laura Vanderkam
Forge

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