… Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit. In his latest book, Smarter, Faster, Better, Duhigg writes, “Motivation is triggered by making choices that demonstrate to ourselves that we are in control. The specific choice we make matters less than the assertion of control.”
“When you allocate your time consciously, you stop squandering your time,” Brouwer says. When you consciously assign a task to every space on your zero-based calendar, those small blocks are less wasted, and you can get more done with the same amount of time.