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In each bite-sized, daily episode of Before Breakfast, host Laura Vanderkam shares a time management strategy or an answer to a listener’s schedule question. How can listeners make the most of their time, both at work and at home? The mission is to give listeners practical tools to feel less busy and get more done.

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    • 4.5 • 1.2K Ratings

In each bite-sized, daily episode of Before Breakfast, host Laura Vanderkam shares a time management strategy or an answer to a listener’s schedule question. How can listeners make the most of their time, both at work and at home? The mission is to give listeners practical tools to feel less busy and get more done.

    Second Cup: Scroll less, puzzle more

    Second Cup: Scroll less, puzzle more

    How to be more mindful during leisure time
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    • 5 min
    Checklists mean less nagging

    Checklists mean less nagging

    People need reminding, but you don’t need to be the reminder
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    • 7 min
    Go watch the fireflies

    Go watch the fireflies

    A few minutes for wonder won't hurt, and it might help
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    • 4 min
    Checklists save time

    Checklists save time

    How to stop worrying and make fewer mistakes
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    • 6 min
    One trick to make screen time more mindful

    One trick to make screen time more mindful

    Make it harder to mindlessly log on
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    • 5 min
    Look at the whole iceberg

    Look at the whole iceberg

    Make sure you know how much work is truly involved
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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

betsymckeeman ,

Great information but so. freaking. slow.

The slow, choppy cadence of the host is really off-putting to an otherwise practical and informative podcast. Thank you for the great advice, but please for the love of all things holy, stop. pausing. after. each. word.

Elevatewithgael ,

Great tips!

I am a Laura fan from the first time I read 168 hours. Even if her specific advice doesn’t apply to you I believe the qualities are universal. Coming up with ideas to do things in new ways, looking at time differently, making the best use of the time and resources that you have, and being creative. I don’t have or need a nanny but I do swap kids with another mom on a regular schedule giving us both a lot of fun with kids and time to work on projects. Love the short format too!

JTE80 ,

Good tips are few and far between

I used to enjoy this podcast and I do like the short format (which would be much more effective without all the ads). But recently the good tips have been few and far between. It feels like Laura is stretching to find content, maybe because she has such a narrow focus and cannot see beyond her privileged life as a white, upper-class woman. Not everyone can just throw money at a problem to make it go away, which is often the tip she offers.

It can also be hard to get past her speaking cadence. Obviously the show is scripted, which is fine, but her speaking is stilted, with odd pauses that are hard to get past.

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