DEEP QUESTIONS

Ep. 305: Is Time Blocking Oppressive?

Oliver Burkeman recently noted that time blocking seems oppressive? In this episode, Cal responds to this reaction in a surprising way. He then answers questions from listeners and reacts to this podcast being featured at the recent Apple WWDC event.

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DEEP DIVE:

– Is Time Blocking Oppressive? [2:38]

QUESTIONS:

– Can Cal elaborate on his experience with his Acceptance and Commitment therapy? [26:45]
– How can I sustain my deep life program? [35:04]
– How can I stop my girlfriend from always checking her phone? [38:07]
– How long are your timeblocks in your planner? [43:07]
– How do I obsess over quality with filling into procrastination? [47:25]
– CALL: Getting back on track after travel [55:17]

CASE STUDY:

– Adopting principles from Cal’s book to design my life [1:00:13]

CAL REACTS:

– Deep Questions featured at Apple’s WWDC! [1:10:36]

YOUTUBE TITLE:

– Is Time Blocking Oppressive? – Manage Your Time & Productivity In An Overloaded World | Cal Newport

LINKS:

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https://shows.acast.com/farewell/episodes/045-the-reason-you-cant-ever-get-through-your-to-do-list-wit
https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2024/102/

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