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To-do lists are the go-to tool to manage time. Yet, 89% of adults admit failing to complete all the items on their list, with 40% citing distractions as a significant cause.

In this article, I offer you three science-based tips to turn your schedule into a helping hand to master your time.

#1: The if-then planning

While listing our goals on paper can free us from anxiety, different studies claim that breaking them down using the if-then formula, when and where you will take a specific action, can double your chances to complete tasks and develop habits.

For instance, if you want to motivate yourself to go jogging, but you keep putting it off for other priorities, you can…

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Davide Zanon

Science writer. Fiction writer. Storyteller. Natural born explorer. The ‘e’ is silent outside of Italy.

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