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Cognitive curves: Optimizing the day

May 17, 2010Writing the book

Today I started to write my next book. As part of this process, I'm trying to figure out how to organize the day around writing. The idea is to dedicate my best brain-hours to the job--and to carry out other chores during my bleerier hours.

So I'm opening up vast sections of the morning, from 7 to noon, for writing. And I'm moving practically everything else--emails, blogging, scheduling trips, transcribing interviews, reading and exercise--to the afternoon. I'll let you know how it goes.

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