Between working from home, social media, and connected devices, many of us find ourselves fully plugged in every day of the week.
The pandemic also didn’t help with this nearly constant demand of screen-time for adults and kids alike.
To help combat this misalignment of time in our daily schedules and lives, the Washington Post created a 7-day email course to help us recover time in our days and discover hours we didn’t realize we have for the things that matter more than that after-hours email from a potential partner or client.
The course is specifically designed to help us realign our vision with our activities as we meld back into the new normal of a post-pandemic world. We don’t have to fall back into the worst habits pre-pandemic, and we don’t have to keep the worst from the times of lockdowns.
The 7-day course newsletter from WaPo wasn’t created by a time management guru, but rather someone who talked to a lot of people trying to figure things out for this new normal, from how to go back to buying groceries and having disconnected time off for the weekends. The creator, Thomas Johnson, crafted the course around his tests and experiments with these strategies. He says, “I found 7.5 more hours each week” and that “I didn’t just find more time — I improved my relationship with it.”
It’s about rediscovering that life isn’t about being productive 24-7, but about living and breathing, and enjoying the world in which we live. According to Johnson, “This series will teach you how to enjoy time spent to its fullest potential, without distractions.” And yes, that means making time for watching your favorite shows, friendships, casual meals out, and more.
How To Sign Up And Do The Course
Signing up is easy. Simply click on the link for the seven-day newsletter series and wait for the first email to come in the following Monday. Emails will follow daily through Sunday. Read, explore, and learn a new way to recover those precious hours we lost to the pandemic.