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Laura Vanderkam: How to Gain Control of Your Free Time

19 September 2020

Laura Vanderkam: How to Gain Control of Your Free Time

There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most?

Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives, and she’s discovered that many of us drastically overestimate our commitments each week, while underestimating the time we have to ourselves.

She offers a few practical strategies to help find more time for what matters to us, so we can “build the lives we want in the time we’ve got.”

(video credit: TED)

Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management and productivity books, including Juliet’s School of PossibilitiesOff the Clock, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune. She is the host of the podcast Before Breakfast and the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and five children, and blogs at LauraVanderkam.com.

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